Texas Engineering Named One of Nation’s Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

September 13, 2021

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has once again been named one of the nation’s top engineering schools. In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Texas Engineering has been named the No. 10 best undergraduate engineering program in the nation (No. 6 among public universities and No. 1 in Texas).

Additionally, our aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, petroleum and software engineering programs all ranked in the nation’s top 10, with three programs in the top five — petroleum engineering at No. 1, and both civil engineering and chemical engineering at No. 5.

There are more than 6,000 students currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 11 undergraduate degree programs, where they participate in hands-on, team-based projects solving real-world problems.

Cockrell School undergraduate degree programs ranking in the top 10 for 2022 are:

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 1
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 5
  • Civil Engineering, No. 5
  • Software Engineering, No. 6
  • Environmental Engineering, No. 7
  • Computer Engineering, No. 9
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 9
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering, No. 10

In addition to the engineering program rankings, UT Austin rose four spots to No. 38 among national universities — the highest the university has ranked since 1985. Among public universities, UT now ranks No. 10 nationally, up three spots from last year, and remains the top public university in Texas.