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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 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.

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3 Responses to “College of Engineering Rises in US News & World Report Rankings”

  1. Texas Tech Receives ConocoPhillips Gift for Business, Engineering :: Texas Tech Today Says:

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  2. Md Rakib Uddin Says:

    I always want to see Texas Tech at the top of universities and we all know that is never possible without cutting edge research. I am happy that my department ECE is in upward direction but I believe we should do much better. Being a researhcer in the Nano Tech Center I could peceive the huge prospect of Nano research now a days. I expect TTU will try to boost this research field for the greater interest of the nation. Research is the key factor to be the best. We all should work together towards being the best. I expect TTU authority will look forward to extensive research in the university and they will nourish the best talented people, no compromise with this.
    Hope for the best and work together.

    Thanks

  3. Rangachar Kasturi Says:

    Congratulations to the College of Engineering and the ECE Department for a very well deserved and long over due recognition!. Based on my academic and professional experiences for the past 28 years after my graduation from Texas Tech in 1982, I can confidentally state that the quality of Texas Tech research and the rigor of its undergraduate and graduate curriculum have always been as good as or better than many other higher ranked programs.

    Rangachar Kasturi, Ph. D. 1982

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Whitacre College of Engineering
The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. 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.