UCSB Engineering

April 23, 2009

College of Engineering continues to climb in national rankings

US News & World Report has just released its 2010 rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and the news is good for the College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara. The College as a whole moved up from 19th in the country to 18th (tie), and is the 12th-ranked public graduate engineering school. The Materials department moved up from fifth to fourth in the nation. Also in the top ten for its specialty, the Chemical Engineering department was steady at ninth.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is tied for 20th in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering category, and Mechanical Engineering is tied for 27th. Computer Science, not surveyed this year, is ranked 37th in the nation based on last year’s ranking of the category.

Over the last ten years, UCSB’s College of Engineering has climbed steadily in the US News & World Report rankings, moving up an average of two places every three years. These rankings include over 1,500 graduate school programs nationwide, and are the most comprehensive listing of its kind.

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