The College of Engineering ranked 121 on the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools for 2023-24, up 10 points from 2022-23.
Rankings are based on a number of factors, including research activity; quality assessment, which includes peer assessments; faculty resources, including doctoral degrees awarded; and acceptance rate into graduate programs.
The college had $25.3 million in research expenditures for 2022 and granted 25 doctoral degrees, according to data released with the rankings.
The University of Nevada, Reno tied with five other schools in the engineering rankings: Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour); Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Oregon Health and Science University; and the University of Kansas.
“The College of Engineering is driven to prepare the engineers of the future,” Engineering Dean Erick Jones said. “We are pleased with the rankings and continue to work toward providing the resources and research opportunities that will make our students successful.”
Looking to the future
Jones and Assistant Dean Candice Bauer are spearheading the effort to develop a new strategic plan designed to support students at all levels as well as to support research and research opportunities.
Work on the plan began in fall 2022, when Jones convened a group of top scientists, think tanks and national agencies to develop the plan. Regional and statewide leaders in industry and academia provided input last month. The plan to be completed in late spring or early summer.