College of Engineering climbs two spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings and is now No. 3 among public universities.

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Georgia Tech’s engineering graduate program has climbed two spots to No. 5 in the 2023-24 edition of the U.S. News & World Report national rankings.

The new ranking puts the College of Engineering third among public universities. At No. 5 overall, the College is tied with Carnegie Mellons engineering program.

For a dozen years now, all 11 of the College’s programs are ranked in the top 10. That includes the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, which is No. 1 for the 33rd consecutive year.

Also, for the first time in its history, the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is No. 1 (the College also features an interdisciplinary bioengineering graduate program). Coulter BME, which was No. 2 last year, is now tied with Johns Hopkins University.

Engineering Overall

(#3 among public universities)

Two other programs rose in the rankings. Computer engineering climbed one spot to No. 5 and nuclear engineering went from No. 9 to No. 8.

U.S. News releases graduate school rankings each spring. Their evaluation of engineering as a whole is based on a variety of factors, including research expenditures, peer assessments, and doctoral degrees awarded. Rankings of specific engineering disciplines are based solely on peer assessments by department heads.

Last fall, the College ranked No. 4 overall on the U.S. News undergraduate programs list.

Martha Grover works with a student in the lab
A student uses the particle image velocimetry laser

2023-24 Graduate Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

School Ranking Public Ranking
Biomedical Engineering 1st 1st
Industrial Engineering 1st 1st
Civil Engineering 3rd 3rd
Aerospace Engineering 4th 1st
Electrical Engineering 4th 2nd
Chemical Engineering 5th 2nd
Computer Engineering 5th 2nd
Environmental Engineering 5th 4th
Mechanical Engineering 5th 2nd
Materials Engineering 7th 4th
Nuclear Engineering 8th 7th

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