Texas Tech Engineering College Ranking Climbs in U.S. News & World Report

The educational experience in Texas Tech University’s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering is only getting better, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 college rankings. 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. CONTACT: Jeff Sammons, senior editor, Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451 or jeff.sammons@ttu.edu.