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

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moved up two spots in each category, coming in at eighth overall and 14th among programs at public and private universities.

Other specialties ranked among public institutions were: aerospace 8th; civil 8th; industrial 8th, mechanical tied for 8th with Virginia Tech; and chemical 14th.

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.