Cockrell School Named No. 6 Best Engineering Graduate Program in the U.S.

March 29, 2022

The Cockrell School of Engineering is once again named one of the top 10 best engineering programs in the nation, rising to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 graduate engineering program rankings, released today. In addition, three programs were named in the top five and eight in the top 10, with all programs finishing in the top 25.

This year’s graduate program rankings are:

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 1
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, No. 3
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 5
  • Civil Engineering, No. 6
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 8
  • Computer Engineering, No. 9
  • Electrical Engineering, No. 9
  • Mechanical Engineering, No. 10
  • Materials Engineering, No. 14
  • Nuclear Engineering, No. 17
  • Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering, No. 19
  • Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering, No. 22
  • Overall Engineering, No. 6

There are more than 2,100 students enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, working alongside renowned engineering faculty to develop impactful solutions to global problems across more than 25 research units and centers.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual 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 the National Academy of Engineering and entrance exam scores.