The College of Engineering is 4th overall among engineering schools latest U.S. News college rankings show.
All the Georgia Institute of Technology’s engineering programs ranked in the top five for schools offering that field of study, with Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering named number one in their disciplines, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Undergraduate degrees in aerospace, biomedical chemical, and mechanical engineering programs were all ranked No. 2 in their respective fields. This is the 26th year in a row that the industrial engineering program claimed the number one spot.
This is the eighth time the College of Engineering has placed fourth in the U.S. News rankings. Among public universities, Georgia Tech's engineering program ranks second behind the University of California, Berkeley.
Georgia Tech was also ranked first in Cybersecurity and Software Engineering, third in Internships and Co-Ops, and fourth as the most innovative school.
- Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical: 2nd National, 1st Public
- Biomedical/Biomedical Engineering: 2nd National, 1st Public
- Chemical: 2nd National, 1st Public
- Civil: 1st National, 1st Public
- Computer Engineering: 5th National, 2nd Public
- Electrical/Electronic/Communications: 4th National, 2nd Public
- Environmental/Environmental Health: 4th National, 3rd Public
- Industrial/Manufacturing: 1st National, 1st Public
- Materials: 4th National, 3rd Public
- Mechanical: 2nd National, 1st Public
"This is one indication of the breadth and depth of our undergraduate programs,” Steve McLaughlin, dean of the College of Engineering, said. “Since these rankings are based upon how our peers across the country perceive the quality of our programs, it is gratifying to know that they think very highly of Georgia Tech’s engineering programs. The rankings also demonstrate the commitment to excellence shown by our students, faculty and staff.”
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Program scores are based on surveys of deans and faculty members at other universities. The U.S. News rankings are one indicator of the quality of an institution and can influence undergraduates, professors, prospective students, peer institutions and the media. Prospective students should also consider other factors such as overall cost, ROI, opportunities for research and studying abroad, internship and co-op options, the size and location of a school, and campus culture.