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UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings

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Rashda Khan
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.
Christine Stroh, outstanding chemical engineering junior for 2017-2018 at Cullen College.
Christine Stroh, outstanding chemical engineering junior for 2017-2018 at Cullen College.
UH representation of the Society of Automotive Engineers
UH representation of the Society of Automotive Engineers

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America.

The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2019. It moved up from #73 in the year before to #69. The ranking is shared by Clemson University, Colorado State University, Tufts University and the University of Iowa.

Several UH engineering programs also earned the distinction of “Best Engineering Program of 2019.” The petroleum engineering program ranked #13, chemical engineering ranked #34, the industrial program was #47, the aerospace program was ranked #54, electrical engineering ranked #59, civil engineering ranked #62, environmental engineering #63, mechanical engineering #75, materials program was #77 and biomedical engineering ranked #78.

“The UH Cullen College of Engineering is experiencing and celebrating the most significant transformation in its history. This upward momentum is a testament to the quality of our faculty and students,” said Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College. “By 2020 Cullen College will be ranked among the Top 50 engineering schools in the country and will be known as a premier destination for engineering education and research.”

Almost 5,000 students are enrolled in engineering courses — 3,267 undergraduates as well as 1,287 master’s and doctoral students in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, geosensing systems, industrial, mechanical and petroleum engineering. The college also offers interdisciplinary graduate programs in subsea, aerospace, space architecture, materials, and computer and systems engineering.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, project-based learning, high impact research and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 45,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

For the full list of rankings from U.S. News and World Report, please visit: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools

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