The graduate level programs Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering improved the most year-to-year, according to the latest rankings edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Industrial Engineering improved from the nation's No. 54 ranked department to No. 42 ranked . Mechanical Engineering jumped 14 spots, improving to No. 69 overall. Biomedical Engineering also improved by six spots, to No. 74 in the nation.
Other departments had small improvements as well. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering improved two spots, to No. 31 overall. For the purposes of the rankings, Civil and Environmental Engineering are evaluated as separate departments. Both improved one spot – Civil went to No. 64 overall, and Environmental improved to No. 64.
Petroleum Engineering remains the college's highest-ranked department, at No. 10 overall in the nation. Electrical Engineering ranked No. 82 and Materials Engineering No. 84 in the nation.
Overall, the Cullen College of Engineering was rated as the No. 71 graduate school in the nation. For last year's results, click here.
As of Fall 2021, the Cullen College of Engineering had about 2,955 undergraduate students enrolled, as well as 732 students pursuing Masters' degrees, and 535 doctoral students. The Masters' student enrollment represents a gain of more than 200 students, year-to-year.
Degrees are offered 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 47,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.
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