College of Engineering Commended for International Enrollment
Online graduate program ranked sixth in U.S. News & World Report survey.
Written by John Davis
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.
When it comes to attracting international graduate students, the online engineering program at Texas Tech University’s Whitacre College of Engineering ranked No. 6 in a recent survey published by U.S. News & World Report.
International students comprised 7 percent of the nearly 13,000 students pursuing an online engineering master’s degree that U.S. News & World Report ranked. Of the 103 students enrolled in Texas Tech’s program, 19 percent were international students, the story stated.
“I am again pleased that our faculty have been recognized for their continuing outstanding efforts on online education,” said Al Sacco, dean of the engineering college. “This ranking reflects not only recognition of our quality from a global perspective, but also our commitment to playing a role in educating tomorrow’s engineering leaders throughout the world. A Texas Tech degree is a symbol of excellence both nationally and internationally.”
U.S. News & World Report ranked the Whitacre College of Engineering at No. 20 for Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and No. 2 for Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs for Veterans. Overall, the Whitacre College of Engineering ranked No. 94 among “Best Engineering Schools” in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings.
“One of our important initiatives is increasing the number of international students in our graduate programs,” said M. Duane Nellis, president of Texas Tech University. “Dean Sacco and his staff have done an excellent job in this area, attracting some of the brightest talent from across the world to the College of Engineering.”
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.