Texas Engineering Rises to No. 9 in U.S. News and World Report Ranking

The Cockrell School of Engineering’s undergraduate engineering program rose two spots to No. 9 in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released Sept. 10. Several of the school’s specialty programs are ranked in the top 10, with four ranked in the top five.

Cockrell School undergraduate degree programs ranking in the top 10 this year are:

  • No. 1 Petroleum Engineering
  • No. 4 Chemical Engineering
  • No. 4 Civil Engineering
  • No. 5 Environmental Engineering
  • No. 8 Aerospace Engineering
  • No. 9 Computer Engineering
  • No. 10 Electrical Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin also rose seven spots to No. 49 in this year’s ranking of national universities. Among public universities, UT rose three spots to No. 15 and remains the top-ranked public university in Texas and the region.

“These rankings show that UT’s strategic focus on students graduating on time in our high-quality degree programs is working and is gaining momentum,” said President Gregory L. Fenves. “By striving to improve student success, especially engagement of first-year students, and recruiting and retaining the best faculty, UT is creating a stronger academic experience for all students. As graduation rates have increased, we are able to admit a thousand more first-year students than UT was admitting six years ago, providing greater access for students of all backgrounds.”

In U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 graduate program rankings, released this past spring, the Cockrell School was again named the No. 10 best graduate program in engineering and No. 6 among public universities, with eight degree programs ranking in the top 10.