Despite having most of its metrics staying the same and seeing a slight increase in peer score, the Tickle College of Engineering fell two spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings, coming in at 31st among public universities.
“While our rankings have hovered around 30 for the past few years, the rise in our peer score shows that the news about the good things we continue to do has impressed our peers at other engineering colleges,” Interim Dean Mark Dean said. “The strength of our metrics is a sign that we are in a good position.”
While a number of the college’s disciplines stayed the same, the materials science (MSE) program was a big mover, climbing 14 spots on the strength of its peer score to 24th among publics, which, along with nuclear engineering being 6th among publics and 7th overall, gives the college two top-25 disciplines.
“We are extremely pleased to see the recognition of the hard work our faculty, staff, and students have put in over the last few years,” said Veerle Keppens, MSE department head. “It’s an honor to be so well thought of by our peers.”
Biosystems engineering and soil science, which is run through the Herbert College of Agriculture, came in at 25th, while aerospace engineering ranks 28th.
Computer engineering rose two spots to 30th, electrical engineering climbed three places to 32nd, and civil engineering jumped six positions to 37th, rounding out the big movers. Industrial engineering at 38, chemical engineering at 41, mechanical engineering at 44, and biomedical engineering at 55 rounded out the college’s disciplines.