U.S. News & World Report Ranks Texas Tech Grad Programs Among Best
April 16, 2008
Four Texas Tech University graduate programs have 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, one graduate program made the rankings as a top 10.
Three College of Engineering graduate programs received rankings, including: the
Department of Petroleum Engineering, ranked 10th in the Petroleum category; the Department
of Industrial Engineering, ranked 30th in the Industrial/Manufacturing category; and
the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ranked 65th in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications
"This recognition validates my belief that our programs, faculty, students and graduates
are among the best in the nation," said 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."
The Department of Psychology’s doctoral program in clinical psychology ranked in the
top tier nationally, coming in 92nd out of 100 in the country. The department moved
up 22 slots in the past five years, said David Rudd, department chairman.
"It’s the first time we’ve ever had our graduate program ranked in the top 100," Rudd
said. "It's a great accomplishment given that the rankings are based on academic reputation,
particularly for doctoral programs in clinical psychology with over 400 such programs
nationally. It confirms we have a highly productive and respected faculty."
"Being distinguished in this manner allows the College of Engineering and the Department
of Psychology to continue to recruit the best graduate students and faculty members
to their programs," said Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
"Top students look to U.S. News and World Report when choosing a university and we
stand among the best."
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
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