Several Programs Rise in Latest U.S. News Graduate Rankings
The Tickle College of Engineering remained in a solid position in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings, which came out this morning, coming in at 35th amongst public universities, 62nd overall.
Of the 12 disciplines TCE has that are measured in the rankings, 10 were in the top half of public institutions in their respective field, with nuclear engineering, electrical engineering, and computer engineering all coming in ranked in the top 25 percent of their disciplines. Nuclear engineering was again the highest-ranked program in the college, coming in at sixth overall for all colleges, fifth amongst public universities.
“Our students and their future successes are at the core of the Tickle College of Engineering, so being able to provide them with demonstrated valuable learning environments across our disciplines is vital,” said Matthew Mench, dean and Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair. “These rankings serve as confirmation that the growth and momentum that we have built in the last decade is recognized by our peers and reflected in their estimations of our programs. There has never been a better time to be an engineering student at UT.”
A look inside the numbers for all disciplines that U.S. News ranks (all numbers are amongst public institutions unless otherwise noted):
- Aerospace engineering is 28th;
- Biomedical engineering rose seven spots to 51st;
- Biosystems engineering, which is run through the Herbert College of Agriculture, rose one spot to 22rd;
- Chemical engineering rose four spots to 44th;
- Civil engineering came in at 40th, placing it in the top 36th percentile;
- Computer engineering rose seven spots to 26th, placing it in the 25th percentile;
- Computer science, which U.S. News ranks once every three years, is now 54th, putting it in the 38th percentile;
- Electrical engineering is 30th; placing it within the 22nd percentile;
- Industrial and systems engineering is 34th;
- Materials science and engineering is 29th, placing it within the 36th percentile;
- Mechanical engineering rose to 37th, placing it in the top 29th percentile;
- Nuclear engineering rose one spot to come in tied 6th overall nationally, 5th amongst public programs, and in the 19th percentile among publics.
Each spring, U.S. News and World Report ranks graduate programs based on dean and department head votes that took place the previous the fall, with undergraduate programs being ranked in the fall from spring votes.
The rankings are categorized for the year following their release, as they are intended to help the next round of students make decisions, making them perpetually representing one year ahead of their release year.
Peer and recruiter perception, research expenditures, doctorate degrees granted, and enrollment all factor into overall college rankings, while peer perception scores from other department heads determine rankings at the program level.