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Rankings

American Society for Engineering Education rankings

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country, ranking first in undergraduate enrollment and ninth in graduate enrollment by the American Society for Engineering Education in its 2019 survey.

U.S. News & World Report rankings

Our college is also consistently among the nation's top public undergraduate and graduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

Our current rankings among public institutions are:

Source: U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2021 rankings (announced Sept. 14, 2020).  Rankings reflected are among public institutions.

Source: U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools 2021 rankings (announced March 17, 2020).  Rankings reflected are among public institutions.


Washington Monthly rankings

Texas A&M University is ranked No. 12 overall and No. 4 among public universities in the United States by Washington Monthly magazine in its 2020 national college rankings. This is because Texas A&M enrolls and graduates enormous numbers of first-generation and Pell grant students as well as students receiving science and engineering doctorates. 
Texas A&M is also second among southern schools in the publication’s Best Bang for the Buck rankings. The rankings are based on how well a college helps non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

Students

The College of Engineering is the largest college on the Texas A&M campus and one of the largest in the country, with more than 20,000 engineering students enrolled in our 15 departments. Texas A&M is highly ranked in the number of National Merit Scholars -- first in Texas and third nationally among public institutions. Of the university's National Merit Scholars, 68.3% are engineering students. 

Our students can enhance the value of their degrees through various certificate programs, undergraduate research opportunities, global experiences and by participating in various design competitions, such as Aggies Invent, the Steel Bridge Competition and the  Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International AutoDrive challenge. Our students can also choose from about 90 engineering student organizations and earn valuable job experience through co-ops and internships.

Our engineering graduates are among the most highly recruited in the country. They typically receive two or more job offers with higher-than-average salaries at graduation. 

Diversity

In 2019 the College of Engineering received the Bronze level award for the inaugural American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program (ASEE), naming us among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.

The ASEE was created to recognize engineering and engineering technology colleges that make significant, measurable progress in increasing the diversity, inclusion and degree attainment outcomes of their programs. The Bronze status, valid for three years, is the level at which colleges enter the program and was the highest level that could be achieved in its first year.

We also received exemplar status, a recognition reserved for a few institutions. Exemplar status was given to programs that had initiatives or outcomes that were deemed by the reviewers as significant.

Faculty

The College of Engineering has 710 faculty members. This includes 86 professors of practice with several years of industry experience – bringing tremendous value to our students’ education. In addition, 30 of our faculty are National Academy of Engineering, Science and/or Medicine and International Academy of Engineering members, and 247 are fellows of their respective professional societies. They are also editors of their respective flagship journals and are recognized at national and international levels for their contributions.

We have also invested in our up-and-coming young faculty. Since 2004, 117 have received prestigious Young Investigator Awards (NSF, CAREER, Air Force, Navy, DARPA and PECASE). These awards support junior faculty by simulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning. 

Research

Our researchers have established preeminence in the research areas of autonomy and robotics; energy systems and services; education and training; health care; information systems and sensors; materials and manufacturing; national security and safety; and infrastructure. Underlying technologies that propelled the college to the forefront of the above research areas include mathematical modeling and simulation, optimization, mechanics, sensors, structures, robotics, autonomous vehicles, communications and networks, process engineering, materials, and computational sciences.

The quality of our research activities is highlighted by the direct impact of our research on technology; volume of peer-reviewed research funding from highly competitive sources; volume of publications in high impact refereed journals; number of patents; volume of widely used textbooks; and national rankings of our programs.