College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

College remains 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 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, placing it again in the top 25 percent of all engineering graduate programs. Among public institutions, Iowa State maintained its rank of 25th overall.

“Iowa State’s College of Engineering is proud and honored to be held in such high esteem by our academic colleagues around the country, our industrial partners, and families across the world,” said Gary Mirka, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education. “We will continue to strive for excellence in the education of all of our students so they will be well-equipped to address the challenges of the coming decades.”

Programs at 198 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees were surveyed, and seven of the college’s eight engineering department’s graduate programs ranked in the top 25 among programs at public universities. The agricultural and biosystems engineering program held its position at No. 6 in the “Biological/Agricultural” category. Read the full Iowa State news release to see rankings for all eight engineering departments.