Texas ECE Graduate Programs Ranked in Top 10 Again in U.S. News and World Report

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:30am

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Programs were both ranked in the Top 10 programs in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 graduate program rankings. The Electrical Engineering graduate program moved up two spots to number 10 while the Computer Engineering graduate program held its position at number 9 in the rankings. 

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin maintained its standing in the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 graduate program rankings, affirming the school’s position as one of the world’s premier engineering schools.

More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned faculty. The Cockrell School’s 27 research centers and affiliated research units provide graduate students with the opportunities to focus on various high-demand areas that impact society and improve lives across the world.

Cockrell School graduate degree programs ranking in the top 10 this year are:

  • Civil Engineering, No. 3
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 6
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, No. 6
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 8
  • Computer Engineering, No. 9
  • Electrical Engineering, No. 10

U.S. News & World Report’s engineering graduate program rankings are based on student acceptance rates, faculty/student ratios, research expenditures, reputation among engineers in industry and academia, the number of doctorate degrees produced, the percentage of faculty elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, and entrance exam scores.