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A top-10 engineering education, a globally respected community and a student experience that can only be found in Austin — Texas Engineering has it all.


Best Undergraduate Engineering Program in the Nation


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As a top-10-ranked engineering school with the No. 1 program in Texas, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been a global leader in technology advancement and engineering education for over a century.

A Globally Respected Community

With 11 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs, over 20 acclaimed research centers and a faculty community that boasts the fourth highest number of National Academy of Engineering members (among U.S. universities), Texas Engineering has launched some of the nation’s most accomplished industry and academic leaders and pioneered world-changing solutions in virtually every industry, from space exploration to energy to health care.

The Coolest City in the Country

Situated in the heart of Austin — named “America’s Coolest City” by Expedia and “The Best Place to Live in the U.S.” by U.S. News and World Report — the Cockrell School is an engine for the city’s evolution as a tech powerhouse and embodies the city’s innovative spirit. Major companies with Austin campuses, such as Dell, National Instruments, Apple, IBM, Samsung, Google and many others, continue to recruit Cockrell School students at a remarkable rate, launching thousands of successful careers and developing Texas Engineers into industry leaders.

Exceptional Value

From low tuition costs for students to high starting salaries for new graduates, the exceptional value of a Cockrell School education is undeniable. Every year, the Cockrell School awards over $5 million in scholarships to students, in addition to facilitating paid opportunities for students to enhance their skills and connect with industry. And with over 70,000 alumni living around the world, the Texas Engineering network is unmatched in terms of scale and quality.

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    "For decades, the Cockrell School of Engineering has proven to be one of the nation's top sources of engineering talent."

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