The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been named the No. 10 best graduate program in engineering (No. 6 among public universities) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate program rankings, affirming its position as one of the nation’s top engineering schools. For the past five years, the Cockrell School has remained in the top 10 of the annual rankings, released this morning.

Additionally, the school’s aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical and petroleum engineering programs all ranked in the nation’s top 10, with two of the programs in the top five: petroleum engineering at No. 1 and civil engineering at No. 2.

More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned engineering faculty. With more than 25 research centers and affiliated research units, graduate students have many opportunities to work collaboratively and develop solutions in high-demand areas that impact society and improve lives around the world.

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

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 1
  • Civil Engineering, No. 2
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 6
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, No. 6
  • Computer Engineering, No. 7
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 8
  • Electrical Engineering, No. 9
  • Mechanical Engineering, No. 10

U.S. News & World Report’s engineering graduate program rankings are based on student acceptance rates, faculty/student ratios, research expenditures, reputation among engineers in industry and academia, the number of doctoral degrees produced, the percentage of faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering and entrance exam scores.

 

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cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students
cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students