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Texas Tech Engineering Grad Programs Among Best in U.S. News Media Group’s 2012 Edition of Best Graduate Schools

The Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering overall graduate engineering program and six individual degree programs are ranked in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group.

Written by Jeff Sammons

The Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering overall graduate engineering program and six individual degree programs are ranked in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group.

The overall graduate engineering program moved up to a ranking of 95th among 198 programs nationwide. The Department of Industrial Engineering ranked 29th in the Industrial/Manufacturing category, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 66th in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications category and 72nd in the Computer Engineering category, The Department of Chemical Engineering ranked 68th in the Chemical category, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranked 73rd in the Civil category, the Department of Mechanical Engineering ranked 93rd in the Mechanical category, and the Department of Computer Science ranked 121st in the Computer Science category.

“I am not surprised that our faculty and staff in the Whitacre College of Engineering are among the best in the nation,” said Al Sacco Jr., dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. “Further, it is indeed gratifying to see our rankings continue to improve as we move toward Tier One status.”

The 2012 Best Graduate Schools includes essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide. In addition to featuring new rankings in five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines (business, law, education, engineering, and medicine), the 2012 rankings also include updated peer-assessment-only rankings for healthcare management, nursing, nursing-anesthesia, nursing-midwifery, physician assistant, public health, rehabilitation counseling, and veterinary medicine.

To learn more about the rankings or to order a copy of the 2012 Best Graduate Schools book, visit the online U.S. News Store. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad, and to learn more about the methodology and data research, visit www.usnews.com/gradmeth.

CONTACT: Jeff Sammons, senior editor, Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451 or jeff.sammons@ttu.edu.

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