Cullen College Listed Among Best Engineering Graduate Schools of 2021

The Cullen College of Engineering was recently ranked at No. 67 on the list of 2021 Best Graduate Schools By U.S. News & World Report.
The Cullen College of Engineering was recently ranked at No. 67 on the list of 2021 Best Graduate Schools By U.S. News & World Report.

On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH Cullen College of Engineering has increased once again and is now rated No. 67. 

The Cullen College’s ranking has increased dramatically over the years. By comparison, the college was ranked No. 78 in 2013. Most recently the college was ranked No. 69 in 2018. 

Several UH Engineering programs were also named “Best Engineering Programs of 2021”:


Biomedical Engineering – No. 80 

Chemical Engineering – No. 36 

Civil Engineering – No. 64 

Electrical Engineering – No. 75 

Environmental Engineering - No. 68 

Industrial Engineering - No. 49 

Materials Engineering - No. 81 

Mechanical Engineering - No. 76 

Petroleum Engineering - No. 11


“The UH Cullen College of Engineering is experiencing and celebrating the most significant transformation in its history. These most recent rankings are a testament to the remarkable quality of our students and faculty,” said Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College. “Our goal of becoming a top 50 institution is well on its way to becoming a reality. Soon we will be known as a premier destination for engineering education and research.”

Over 3,800 students are enrolled in engineering courses – 2,869 undergraduates as well as 996 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. With the recent expansion to UH at Katy, those numbers are expected to grow in the coming years. 

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.

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