U.S.News & World Report Ranks Engineering Among Best

Written by Cory Chandler

News Release

DATE: April 28, 2006
CONTACT: Cory Chandler, cory.chandler@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2136


LUBBOCK – The Texas Tech University College of Engineering’s graduate program has joined the elite ranks of U.S.News & World Report’s top colleges and universities. In the magazine’s yearly assessment of America’s best schools, the graduate program broke into the rankings by tying for 93rd.

“This recognition validates my belief that our programs, faculty, students and graduates are among the best in the nation,” said Dr. Pamela Eibeck, dean of the College of Engineering. “It is an important component in our visibility with potential students – especially graduate and international students – and we see it as a step toward improving our standings in all areas.”

College graduate programs to receive rankings include the Department of Petroleum Engineering ranked 10th in the Petroleum category; the Department of Industrial Engineering ranked 33rd in the Industrial/Manufacturing category; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 61st in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications category; and the Department of Civil Engineering ranked 66th in the Civil category.

The graduate rankings, available in the April issue of the magazine, were calculated based on a weighted average of 10 indicators including student selectivity, research activity, faculty resources and assessments by peers and recruiters.

The graduate rankings can be found at: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php

More information about the college can be found at:

CONTACT: Sharon Smith, communications coordinator, College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451, ext. 267, or sharon.smith@ttu.edu.