Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department is making strides, moving up in the U.S. News 2018 Best Engineering Schools Rankings. The department is on its way to having its electrical engineering (EE) and computer engineering (CE) programs ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation, a goal Professor and Palmer Department Chair Ashfaq Khokhar says is “achievable and truly deserving of the excellence offered by the faculty, staff and students.”
ISU’s EE program, ranked 39th overall and 23rd among public schools, moved up three spots from 2017. The CE program, ranked 43rd overall and 23rd among public schools, has moved up 11 places since 2016.
The College of Engineering at ISU is ranked 43rd overall and 23rd among public schools and has improved its ranking since last year. Altogether, nine different engineering programs in the College of Engineering are ranked among the top-25 public programs in the nation.
U.S. News reports its graduate rankings are based on expert opinions about program quality and statistical measures of a program’s faculty, research and students. The magazine says researchers did statistical surveys of more than 2,012 programs and sent reputation surveys to more than 20,500 academics and professionals.