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Magazine Ranks Online Graduate Programs in Top 25

Heidi Toth

March 11, 2015

Magazine Ranks Online Graduate Programs in Top 25

Whitacre College of Engineering, Rawls College of Business are also in U.S. News & World Report's top 100 graduate programs.

The Whitacre College of Engineering ranked 94th among engineering colleges nationwide.

Two online engineering programs at Texas Tech University ranked in the top 25 graduate programs in the United States.

U.S. News and World Report released its annual graduate school rankings Tuesday (March 11), putting the Whitacre College of Engineering and the Rawls College of Business in the top 100.

“This national recognition shows Texas Tech's programs continue to provide a high-quality education to students while also attracting top researchers to the university,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said. “I am proud of the tradition of excellence in education, diversity and student life that is continually recognized by experts and other educators.”

The Whitacre College of Engineering ranked 94th among engineering colleges nationwide, the same ranking it enjoyed in 2014. The online engineering program ranked No. 20, while the computer information technology ranked No. 14.

Individual engineering programs ranked in the top 100 as well:

  • Chemical Engineering: No. 72
  • Civil Engineering: No. 91
  • Electrical Engineering: No. 83
  • Environmental Engineering: No. 70
  • Industrial Engineering: No. 45
  • Mechanical Engineering: No. 100

“I am pleased with our general graduate ranking among the top 100 programs in the country,” Al Sacco Jr., dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering, said. “I am particularly excited that our online programs are within the top 20 in the country. These rankings are a recognition of the quality of our outstanding faculty and students and speak to the high esteem in which our graduate programs are held.”

The Rawls College of Business graduate programs were ranked 87th in the country.
The Rawls College of Business ranked 91st for its graduate program.

The Rawls College of Business ranked 91st for its graduate program.

“We are proud to be ranked in the Top 100 MBA programs by U.S. News and World Report for a second year in a row,” said Lance Nail, dean of the Rawls College of Business. “Our college has made dramatic changes to our MBA program, and it is rewarding to see our faculty and staff recognized for all of their hard work and effort and for our students to have a source of pride in participating in a ranked MBA program.”

The rankings, which come out annually, take into account expert opinions about a program's value and statistics that measure the quality of a school's faculty, according to the magazine.

“Although the U.S. News survey considered only a small number of disciplines, the rankings are recognition of some of the many excellent graduate programs we have at Texas Tech University,” said Mark Sheridan, vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral affairs and dean of the Graduate School. “Students enrolled in these programs work with world-class faculty and receive a top-notch education, and as a result they are better prepared to enter the job market and make important and lasting contributions to society.”

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