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Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best

Colleges of Engineering and Business crack top 100 in U.S. News & World Report lists.

Written by Patrick Gonzales

The Rawls College of Business graduate programs were ranked 87th in the country.

The Rawls College of Business graduate programs were ranked 87th in the country.

Texas Tech University recently was ranked among the top 100 in the country for its engineering and business graduate programs, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings.

The rankings, which were released today (March 11), listed the Rawls College of Business at No. 87 among “Best Business Schools” and the Whitacre College of Engineering at No. 94 among “Best Engineering Schools.”

“We are very proud of Texas Tech’s placement in the 2015 rankings for graduate schools and programs by the U.S. News & World Report,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “Our continued improvement in one of higher education’s most recognizable publications signifies the university’s academic progress and will help further enrollment growth at the graduate level.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, the rankings are compiled using a combination of peer assessment data, statistical measures of the qualities that students and faculty bring to the educational experience, and statistical measures of the graduates’ achievements linked to their degrees.

“As the U.S. News & World Report is one of the major national ranking systems for higher education, Texas Tech’s improvements in this arena are indicative of the progress this institution is making,” Nellis said. “Our accomplishments at the Rawls College of Business and the Whitacre College of Engineering are evidence of the great work our administration, faculty and staff are doing to educate our students to become leaders and innovators in the workplace.”

The following disciplines in the Whitacre College of Engineering also received a top-100 ranking:

  • Chemical Engineering (No. 68)
  • Civil Engineering (No. 68)
  • Computer Engineering (No. 77)
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (No. 77)
  • Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering (No. 51)
  • Mechanical Engineering (No. 97)

“I am pleased we are being recognized by our peers for our research and scholarship,” said Al Sacco, dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. “Our faculty, staff and students are working hard every day to create new knowledge to solve many of today and tomorrow’s challenges. I am pleased to be associated with these outstanding men and women.”

The Rawls College of Business also received high marks for its part-time MBA program, which received a ranking of No. 154.

“This is a testament to the hard work and dedication to excellence that our faculty and staff have given to help the college achieve its goals and full potential,” said Lance Nail, dean of the Rawls College. “Our team has not only accomplished great things in our graduate programs, but they have also been effective in communicating our success to others outside of the college. This ranking reflects that others recognize our commitment to excellence in graduate business education.”

The Texas Tech School of Law was ranked No. 107 and was also placed on the “Most Diverse Law Schools” list with a diversity index of .47 and a Hispanic population of 14 percent of the overall student body.

Texas Tech’s Earth Sciences graduate offerings were ranked at No. 88.

Additional Texas Tech graduate programs were also ranked as follows:

  • Biological Sciences (No. 188)
  • Chemistry (No. 117)
  • Clinical Psychology (No. 104)
  • Economics (Ranking not published)
  • English (No. 125)
  • Fine Arts (No. 153)
  • History (No. 125)
  • Math (No. 108)
  • Physics (No. 142)
  • Psychology (No. 132)
  • Public Affairs (No. 138)
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