Rankings and Stats | College of Engineering

Rankings and Stats

The Georgia Tech College of Engineering is home to the fourth-ranked undergraduate and seventh-ranked graduate engineering programs in the nation  All of our undergraduate programs are ranked in the top 6 in their fields.

The College of Engineering is consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 engineering institutions and has a reputation as a global leader and innovator. The College is home to eight separate engineering schools, each of which are ranked in the top  of their respective fields. Because of its high academic quality and relatively low cost, Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering is cited as one of the best values in American higher education by publications such as the Fiske Guide to Colleges, the Princeton Review and the Kiplinger Business Magazine.

U.S. News & World Report

Undergraduate Programs

The Georgia Tech College of Engineering continues to be recognized as an elite engineering school and one of the top public institutions in the nation. The undergraduate engineering program at the College ranked 4th in the 2018 America's Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report (published in September 2017)All of the programs offered by the College, the nation’s largest and most diverse engineering college, placed among the top six of their respective areas for the fifth consecutive year. 

U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings, published September 12, 2017  
Biomedical Engineering  1st
Industrial and Systems Engineering  1st
Aerospace Engineering 2nd
Civil Engineering  2nd
Environmental Engineering 2nd
Chemical Engineering  3rd
Mechanical Engineering 3rd
Electrical Engineering  4th
Materials Engineering  5th
Computer Engineering 6th

Graduate Programs

For the sixth consecutive year all of Georgia Tech’s engineering graduate programs ranked in the top ten in the nation in their respective specialties, powering the College of Engineering to a third-place ranking among public engineering institutions (seventh overall) in the latest U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings of national universities granting doctoral degrees.

U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rankings, published in March 2017  
Industrial Systems and Engineering 1st
Aerospace Engineering 2nd
Civil Engineering 2nd
Biomedical Engineering 3rd
Computer Engineering 5th
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 6th
Electrical Engineering 6th
Mechanical Engineering 6th
Environmental Engineering 7th
Materials and Science Engineering 8th
Nuclear and Radiological Engineering 9th

Global Ranking

In October of 2016 U.S. News & World Report released a global ranking of engineering schools based primarily on research and global reputation in the field. The ranking placed Georgia Tech tenth among all engineering schools in the world and fourth among American schools.

Other Stats and Rankings

  • Georgia Tech placed 11th among engineering and technology schools in the 2017-18 Times Higher Education World Rankings and 33rd overall in the world in the 2017-18 rankings. Among American engineering and technology schools Georgia Tech ranked fifth, and first among American public universities.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia Tech 10th on their "Best Global Universities for Engineering" list.
  • The 2017 QS World University Rankings placed Georgia Tech 16th in the world in the "Engineering and Technology" category, and fifth among American schools.
  • The Georgia Tech College of Engineering is the largest producer of engineering degrees awarded to women and underrepresented minority students according to the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
  • In the area of research, COE has been the top public institution in engineering research and development. Georgia Tech ranks 25th out of the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2015.
  • 31.5% of our undergraduate engineering students are women, compared to just 17% of engineering students nationally.
  • 30% of undergraduate students participate in the co-op program, which is the largest voluntary co-op program in the nation.
  • Accepted students for Fall 2016 come from 43 states and 69 countries.
  • Georgia Tech is the top producer of engineering Ph.D.'s in the country according to 2015 data from the National Science Foundation.