College of Engineering Rises in US News & World Report Rankings
The college's overall graduate program and two individual degree programs have joined the elite ranks of top engineering programs.
Written by Leslie Cranford
The U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings are based on expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.
The Texas Tech Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering’s overall graduate program and two individual degree programs have joined the elite ranks of U.S. News & World Report’s top graduate engineering programs.
The overall graduate engineering program moved up to a ranking of 99th among 198 programs nationwide.
The Department of Industrial Engineering ranked 29th in the Industrial/Manufacturing category and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 66th in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications category.
“We are pleased to have our programs listed among the best programs in the nation,” said Jon C. Strauss, interim dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. “As Texas Tech University advances toward attaining tier one status, these rankings affirm the hard work our faculty are putting into both classroom instruction and their innovative research.”
The graduate rankings, available in the 2011 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” were calculated based on two types of data: expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 12,400 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2009. The graduate rankings can be found at U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Web site.
Whitacre College of Engineering
The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.
Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.