Texas Tech Engineering College Ranking Climbs in U.S. News & World Report
September 4, 2009
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.