Undergraduate program rankings on the rise
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges issue, Ohio State’s undergraduate engineering program again ranks first in Ohio, and 15th among public universities nationwide. Among both public and private institutions, Ohio State’s College of Engineering ranks 28th, up one spot from last year.
The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering’s undergraduate program ranked 7th in the nation, the highest of Ohio State’s 10 departments or specialties that received enough votes for inclusion.
Other Ohio State engineering undergraduate programs ranking among the nation’s top 25 include materials engineering (13), industrial/manufacturing engineering (13), aerospace engineering (19), computer engineering (22), mechanical engineering (21), civil engineering (23) and electrical engineering (24). Environmental engineering and chemical engineering programs also qualified to appear in this year’s rankings at 26th and 28th, respectively.
The publication’s rankings of undergrad engineering programs accredited by ABET are based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions. Those same respondents also were asked for nominations of the 15 best engineering programs in specialty engineering areas. Those receiving the most mentions in each appear on the site ranked in descending order as long as the program received seven or more nominations in that specialty area.
In March, the College of Engineering’s graduate program was ranked first in Ohio and 17th among all public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate Schools issue.