Texas Engineering Named One of Nation’s Top 10 Best Graduate Programs

March 17, 2020

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has once again been named one of the best engineering programs in the U.S. In U.S News & World Report’s 2021 graduate engineering program rankings released today, the Cockrell School was ranked No. 10 in the nation (No. 6 among public universities), with several of our engineering programs garnering top 10 rankings as well.

The school’s aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and petroleum engineering programs all finished in the top 10. Here’s where each program ranked this year:

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 1
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 5
  • Environmental Engineering, No. 5
  • Civil Engineering, No. 5
  • Electrical Engineering, No. 8
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 9
  • Computer Engineering, No. 9

More than 2,100 students enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 12 graduate degree programs work alongside renowned engineering faculty. Together, they develop impactful solutions to global problems across more than 25 research units and centers.

U.S. News & World Report’s engineering graduate program rankings are based on student acceptance rates, faculty/student ratios, research expenditures, reputation among engineers in industry and academia, the number of doctoral degrees produced, the percentage of faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering and entrance exam scores.