More from the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges’ ranking of engineering schools: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) dominated specialty areas of the magazine’s survey, taking the top spots in mechanical, electrical, aerospace and computer engineering among schools whose highest degree is a Ph.D.
Among schools whose highest degree is a B.S. or M.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology grabbed the top spots in mechanical, electrical, civil and computer engineering.
All of the engineering college rankings were based on surveys of engineering school deans and senior faculty, the magazine says. Respondents rated the colleges on a one-through-five basis, with a “one” being marginal school and a “five” being distinguished.
Mechanical engineering had the following top ten doctoral schools (in order): MIT; University of Michigan; University of California-Berkeley; Georgia Tech; Stanford; University of Illinois; Purdue; Cornell; Cal Tech; and the University of Texas-Austin.
Non-doctoral mechanical engineering programs ranked as follows: Rose-Hulman; Cal-Poly; Cooper Union; Harvey Mudd; Kettering (formerly GM Institute); U.S. Military Academy; Bucknell; U.S. Naval Academy; Milwaukee School of Engineering and a four-way tie for tenth.
Best electrical/electronic (doctoral): MIT; Stanford; University of Illinois; University of California-Berkeley; Georgia Tech; University of Michigan; Cal Tech; Cornell; Purdue; Carnegie-Mellon.
Best electrical/electronic (non-doctoral schools): Rose-Hulman; Cal-Poly; Cooper Union; Harvey Mudd; U.S. Naval Academy; Bucknell; U.S. Military Academy; Franklin Olin College of Engineering; U.S. Air Force Academy; and a tenth-place tie between Rowan University and San Jose State.