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The J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University
The mechanical engineering department at Texas A&M University is one of several College of Engineering departments to rank in the top 10 of their respective categories among public institutions. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University increased in rank to seventh among public undergraduate engineering programs, according to the recently released 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings.

“Our department provides an exceptional education to our students and these rankings are a reflection of that,” said Dr. Guillermo Aguilar, James and Ada Forsyth Professor and department head of the mechanical engineering department. “The prestigious faculty in our department are dedicated to ensuring the next generation of mechanical engineers is well-equipped to solve the complex engineering challenges of today’s world.”

The department improved two places in the overall ranking to 12th, and one place among public mechanical engineering programs, improving from its previous number eight ranking. The College of Engineering as a whole was ranked in the top 10 among public institutions.

The department ranks eighth among public institutions for its graduate program, according to U.S. News and World Report, and was ranked third overall internationally by ShanghaiRankings for 2021. This rank is based on a range of metrics to measure a university and program’s success, including research output, research influence, international collaboration, research quality and international academic awards.