Texas Engineering Named One of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the U.S.

September 14, 2020

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has once again been named one of the nation’s top engineering schools. In the latest U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings, Texas Engineering has been named the No. 11 best undergraduate engineering program in the nation (No. 6 among public universities).

Additionally, our aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, petroleum and software engineering programs all ranked in the nation’s top 10, with four programs in the top five — petroleum engineering at No. 2, environmental engineering at No. 4 and both civil engineering and software engineering at No. 5.

There are more than 6,000 students currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 11 undergraduate degree programs, where they participate in hands-on, team-based projects, experiential learning environments and opportunities to solve real-world problems.

Cockrell School undergraduate degree programs ranking in the top 10 for 2021 are:

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 2
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, No. 4
  • Civil Engineering, No. 5
  • Software Engineering, No. 5
  • Computer Engineering, No. 6
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 7
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 8
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering, No. 9
  • Mechanical Engineering, No. 10

In addition to the engineering program rankings, UT Austin climbed six spots to No. 42 among national universities — the highest the university has ranked since 1985. Among public universities, UT now ranks No. 13 nationally, up one spot from last year, and remains the top public university in Texas.

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