ISU engineering program in U.S. top 25

Sarah Haas

The College of Engineering placed in the top 25 percent of all engineering graduate programs in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 list of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

Six of the college’s eight graduate programs are ranked in the top 20 among public universities. Overall, the college ranks 45th, but ranks 25th among public universities.

In a statement, Balaji Narasimhan, associate dean of chemical and biological engineering, said, “Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supplying a steady stream of talented problem-solvers who are focused on innovation. Our attention to the major issues of today—renewable energy, safe food, clean water, sustainable environment, a sound infrastructure — means that our students will be providing solutions now and in coming decades.”

How the college ranks:

Biological/Agricultural Engineering: 6th overall, 5th among public universities

Materials Engineering: 26th overall, 15th among public universities

Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering: 26th overall, 18th among public universities

Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering: 27th overall, 19th among public universities

Chemical Engineering: 30th overall, 19th among public universities

Civil Engineering: 31st overall, 20th among public universities

Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering: 38th overall, 23rd among public universities

Mechanical Engineering: 43rd overall, 25th among public universities