Texas A&M Engineering ranked 8th in latest undergraduate rankings

Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs.

The Dwight Look College of Engineering maintained its ranking of 15th overall in engineering programs at public and private national universities, tied with Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech.

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering had the highest ranking at third overall and among public institutions in the nation. The department, which was third in both rankings last year, is part of both the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at Texas A&M.

Two departments, mechanical and electrical moved up in the rankings, while two others — chemical and computer engineering — moved into the rankings after not being ranked last year.

Mechanical climbed two spots to eighth among public institutions and three spots overall to a tie for 14th with Northwestern. Electrical moved up one spot to 10th among public universities and two spots to 16th overall.

Chemical engineering, which was not ranked last year, is 11th among public institutions and tied overall for 16th with Cornell. Computer engineering also was not ranked last year and is 11th among public institutions and 19th overall this year.

Other specialties ranked among public institutions were: aerospace, tied for 7 with Pennsylvania State; civil 8; and industrial 8.

U.S. News & World Report does not rank nuclear engineering and petroleum programs every year. The last time the magazine surveyed these areas, Texas A&M’s nuclear engineering program was third (second public) and petroleum engineering was first.