U.S.News & World Report Ranks Texas Tech Engineering College in Top 80

The educational experience in Texas Tech University’s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering is one of the nation’s top 80, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2011 college rankings, released recently. In the magazine’s yearly assessment of America’s best schools, Texas Tech’s undergraduate engineering program is now tied for 78th. The undergraduate program rankings are based on peer assessments only. “The faculty and staff of the Whitacre College of Engineering are working continuously to provide our students with the highest quality education,” said Jon Strauss, interim dean of the college. “This ranking confirms that Red Raider engineers are among the best in the nation.” Earlier this spring, three Whitacre College of Engineering graduate programs received rankings as well, in the magazine’s Graduate School issue:
  • The overall graduate engineering program moved up to a ranking of 99th among 198 programs nationwide.
  • The Department of Industrial Engineering ranked 29th in the Industrial/Manufacturing category.
  • The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 66th in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications category.
  • The Department of Chemical Engineering ranked 68th in the Chemical category.
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was ranked 73rd in the Civil category.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering ranked 93rd in the Mechanical category.
CONTACT: Leslie Cranford, Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136, or leslie.cranford@ttu.edu.