For another consecutive year, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been named one of the nation’s top engineering schools. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Texas Engineering rose to the No. 9 best undergraduate engineering program in the nation (No. 5 among public universities and No. 1 in Texas).

Additionally, our aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, environmental, mechanical, petroleum and software engineering programs all ranked in the nation’s top 10, with two programs in the top five — petroleum engineering at No. 1 and civil engineering at No. 5. All programs landed in the top 20.

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 program rankings for 2022-2023 are:

  • Petroleum Engineering, No. 1
  • Civil Engineering, No. 5
  • Environmental Engineering, No. 7
  • Software Engineering, No. 7
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, No. 8
  • Chemical Engineering, No. 8
  • Computer Engineering, No. 8
  • Mechanical Engineering, No. 10
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering, No. 11
  • Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering, No. 16

In addition to the engineering program rankings, UT Austin tied for No. 10 among national public universities and remains the top public university in Texas. Overall, the university placed No. 38 among national public and private universities. The university also ranked in the top 25 in two specialty categories, placing No. 14 (up from No. 19) among the country’s “Most Innovative Schools” and No. 19 for undergraduate research (up from No. 25).