Texas A&M Engineering ranks in latest undergraduate survey

Texas A&M Engineering ranked 17th among engineering schools (ninth among public institutions) offering a doctorate in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country's undergraduate universities and programs.The rankings were released today (Aug. 17).The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering was ranked first in the nation. The department is part of both the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M.Other specialties ranked were: Aerospace, 12 (8 among public institutions); Chemical, 18 (11 public); Civil, 10 (7 public); Electrical, 18 (9 public); Industrial, 6 (7 public); and Mechanical, 16 (10 public).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.Texas A&M University is ranked second nationally among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category, the only public university in Texas to be included in the list. The only public university to rank higher is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.In the "Best Business Programs" category, Texas A&M's Mays Business School moved up to a 16th place tie among public universities, three places higher than in the 2010 rankings. And in a new category - "The High School Counselors' Picks" - Texas A&M tied for 15th among public universities. Magazine editors noted that in previous years high school guidance counselors have asked that their opinions be taken into account when preparing the annual rankings, thus prompting the new category.Overall, Texas A&M remained tied at 22nd among national public universities. http://tamunews.tamu.edu/2010/08/17/texas-am-fares-well-in-2011-u-s-news-rankings/