September 4, 2009
The U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings are based on peer assessments.
In the magazine’s yearly assessment of America’s best schools, Texas Tech’s undergraduate engineering program is now tied for 76, up from a 78 ranking for 2009, an 85 ranking for 2008, and from rankings in the 90s prior to that. The undergraduate program rankings are based on peer assessments only.
“As the Whitacre College of Engineering leads the way in Texas Tech’s drive to become the nation’s premier energy university, the U.S.News rankings validate the continued efforts of our faculty to further enhance the quality education that we provide,” said Jon Strauss, interim dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering.
Earlier this spring, three Whitacre College of Engineering graduate programs received rankings as well, in the magazine’s Graduate School issue. The Department of Industrial Engineering ranked 26th in the Industrial/Manufacturing category, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranked 65th in the Civil category, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 65th in the Computer Engineering category and 69th in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications category.
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 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.