U.S. News Ranks Texas Tech Engineering Grad Programs Among Best

Departments of industrial, civil and environmental, and electrical and computer engineering graduate programs ranked among 'America’s Best Graduate Schools.'

The engineering program rankings are part of the U.S. News & World Report 2010 Best Graduate Schools report. More than 12,000 graduate programs were reviewed.

The program rankings are part of the U.S. News & World Report 2010 Best Graduate Schools report. More than 12,000 graduate programs were reviewed. Photo by Kristina Woods Butler.

Four Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering graduate programs have joined the elite ranks of U.S. News & World Report’s top engineering programs.

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.

“Our faculty members are committed to providing a quality education to each of our graduate students,” said Pamela Eibeck, dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. “The U.S. News rankings confirm that our programs are gaining national recognition.”

The graduate rankings, available in the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” were calculated based on two types of data: expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 11,000 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2008. The graduate rankings can be found at the U.S. News & World Report Web site.

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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 3,400 undergraduate and 600 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.

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