The Drexel University College of Engineering Graduate Program continued to advance in the national rankings of engineering graduate schools released last week by the US News & World Report. After jumping seven spaces ahead last year, the college moved up a notch to 74, tied with four other schools for that position.
Individually, Drexel Engineering’s seven departments once again all landed within the top 50th percentile of national graduate programs, with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering holding the highest ranking, at 36 (of 111) in the country. Additional rankings include: 42 (of 97) for Environmental Engineering; 46 (of 151) for Civil Engineering; 53 (of 125) for Chemical Engineering; 58 (of 149) for Computer Engineering; 65 (of 179) for Mechanical Engineering; and 68 (of 185) for Electrical Engineering.
The US News & World Report engineering graduate program rankings are based on a weighted average of score calculations in areas of quality assessment, including peer and recruiter assessment, student selectivity, faculty resources and research activity. Department rankings are based on peer assessments of department heads in each specialty.