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EE, CmpE Move into Top Five in U.S. News & World Report Graduate Program Rankings

Atlanta, GA

Both graduate programs in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) moved up to fifth place in the new, 2022 engineering graduate program rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Overall, electrical engineering tied for fifth with the University of Illinois, and computer engineering tied for fifth with Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Michigan. In terms of rankings among public universities, electrical engineering advanced a spot to second place and CmpE maintained its third place position. 

The College of Engineering remained in eighth place in the overall graduate engineering rankings and placed fourth among all public institutions. 

The accomplishments and the dedication of the ECE faculty, staff, and students have been inspirational to witness throughout this last year, said Magnus Egerstedt, the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair for ECE. 

“We should be especially proud of these rankings, in light of all of the challenges that we have faced in being handed a big, sour pandemic lemon and making lemonade where we could during this past year,” Egerstedt said. “Please know how much I admire the strength, flexibility, and compassion that you have shown during this time that none of us will ever forget. I know that those traits will continue to serve all of us as well as we move forward in the coming year.”


About the U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Rankings for the engineering colleges that provided data were calculated based on a weighted average of 10 indicators, while specific “specialty rankings” (like the EE and CmpE programs) are based on peer assessments. To see more information on how the rankings are determined, visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/engineering-schools-methodology

Last revised March 30, 2021