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Cockrell School Once Again Named Top 10 Engineering Program in the U.S.

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin maintained its standing in the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 graduate program rankings, affirming the school’s position as one of the world’s premier engineering schools.

Texas Engineering held its position from the previous year as the No. 10 best graduate engineering program overall. The school’s aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical and environmental engineering programs all ranked in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today.

More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned faculty. The Cockrell School’s 27 research centers and affiliated research units provide graduate students with the opportunities to focus on various high-demand areas that impact society and improve lives across the world.

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

  • Civil Engineering, No. 3
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 6
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, No. 6
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 8
  • Computer Engineering, No. 9
  • Electrical Engineering, No. 10

Last year, in addition to being ranked among the top 10 graduate engineering programs, the Cockrell School was ranked among the top 10 for its undergraduate program in U.S. News & World Report’s undergraduate rankings. The school was also ranked the No. 5 best engineering program in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and the No. 8 best engineering school in the world by Professional Engineering magazine.

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 doctorate degrees produced, the percentage of faculty elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, and entrance exam scores.