College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

College places in top 25 percent of U.S. News graduate school rankings

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering ranks No. 45 in the U.S.News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, placing it in the top 25 percent of all engineering graduate programs. Among public institutions, Iowa State ranks 25th overall.

“Iowa State’s position in the graduate rankings continues to demonstrate that we are a nationally recognized program producing outstanding graduates,” said Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering. “Our consistent success explains Iowa State’s solid reputation among employers, corporate partners, and government.”

Six of the college’s eight graduate programs ranked in the top 20 among programs at public universities. The agricultural and biosystems engineering program is at No. 6 in the “Biological/Agricultural” category. Read the full Iowa State news release to see rankings for all eight engineering departments.

Balaji Narasimhan, associate dean for research and graduate studies, said, “Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supplying a steady stream of talented problem-solvers who are focused on innovation. Our attention to the major issues of today—renewable energy, safe food, clean water, sustainable environment, a sound infrastructure—means that our students will be providing solutions now and in coming decades.”