7 Cockrell School Graduate Programs in the Top 10 in U.S. News’ 2022 Rankings

March 30, 2021

With three programs in the top five, seven in the top 10 and all programs finishing in the top 20, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is once again named one of the best engineering programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 graduate engineering program rankings, released today.

This year’s Texas Engineering graduate program rankings are:

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 1
  • Civil Engineering, No. 4
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, No. 5
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 7
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 8
  • Computer Engineering, No. 8
  • Mechanical Engineering, No. 10
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering, No. 11
  • Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering, No. 17
  • Materials Engineering, No. 17
  • Nuclear Engineering, No. 17
  • Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering, No. 18
  • Overall Engineering, No. 12

More than 2,100 students enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs work alongside renowned engineering faculty to develop impactful solutions to global problems across more than 25 research units and centers.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual 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.