US News Ranks UI Engineering Programs

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

University of Iowa News Release

U.S.News & World Report has issued its "America's Best Graduate Schools 2012" rankings for graduate programs. Included in this year's top 10 rankings is the College of Engineering's Environmental Engineering program at No. 10.

Following are all ranked UI Engineering graduate programs, beginning with the highest-ranked programs. Rankings at the front end of each entry are as compared to other public universities as calculated by the UI Office of University Relations. The overall ranking comparing UI colleges and programs to all public and private universities is listed subsequently in parentheses.

*10 Engineering Specialty-Environmental/Environmental Health (16)

*25 Engineering Specialty-Civil (College of Engineering) (39)

*26 Engineering Specialty-Biomedical/Bioengineering (College of Engineering) (47)

*28 Engineering Specialty-Industrial/Manufacturing (College of Engineering) (35)

*30 Engineering Specialty-Mechanical (College of Engineering) (51)

*32 Engineering Specialty-Computer Engineering (College of Engineering) (54)

*33 Engineering Schools-Overall (59)

*34 Engineering Specialty-Electrical/Electronic/Communications (College of Engineering) (59)

*41 Engineering Specialty-Chemical (College of Engineering) (58)

Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition newsstand guidebook, on sale April 5. All of the information in the printed guide, plus deeper rankings that are available only online, may be found at A subscription is required to access all of the data.

Each year, U.S.News ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and some 13,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2010 and early 2011.

In addition to the five professional disciplines ranked annually, U.S.News periodically ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, the health arena, and many other areas based solely on the ratings of academic experts.

U.S.News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The annual America's Best Graduate Schools report began in 1990.