The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin rose to No. 9 in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 graduate program rankings, affirming its position as one of the nation’s top engineering schools. Since the 2014 rankings, the Cockrell School has moved up two spots in the annual rankings, released this morning.

Additionally, the school’s aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and petroleum engineering programs all ranked in the nation’s top 10, with three of the programs in the top five: petroleum engineering, at No. 1; civil engineering, at No. 4; and environmental engineering, at No. 4.

More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned engineering faculty. With more than 25 research centers and affiliated research units, graduate students have many opportunities to work collaboratively and develop solutions in high-demand areas that impact society and improve lives around the world.

Cockrell School graduate degree programs ranking in the top 10 this year are:

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 1
  • Civil Engineering, No. 4
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, No. 4
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 6
  • Computer Engineering, No. 7
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 8
  • Electrical Engineering, No. 8

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 membership in the National Academy of Engineering and entrance exam scores.

Additionally, in the latest subject rankings from the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), Cockrell School programs or affiliated programs ranked in the top 10. Of the subjects that were ranked, UT Austin ranked No. 3 in the world for Engineering, Multidisciplinary, No. 2 for Petroleum Engineering, No. 7 for Aerospace Engineering, No. 10 for Acoustics and No. 10 for Mechanics. For more on the CWUR rankings, read the UT Austin news announcement.

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