College of Engineering Rises in U.S. News Graduate School Rankings
The College of Engineering and several engineering departments improved their places in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The college was ranked 66 among public research universities, an improvement of three places from last year.
The department of biological and agricultural engineering moved from 19th place to 17th out of 29 universities. Computer engineering climbed 12 places, from 109 to 97; electrical engineering moved up 20 spots, from 122 to 102; and mechanical engineering rose 10 spots to 109.
“I am encouraged by these gains,” said John English, dean of the College of Engineering. “And I’m confident that our college and programs will continue to be recognized for the quality of our teaching and research. I look forward to seeing even more improvements in the future.”
Camilla Medders, Director of Communications
College of Engineering
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