UF Engineering Continues Momentum in Graduate Program Rankings

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The UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has once again ranked among the top 25 public university graduate engineering programs in the U.S., according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) Best Graduate Schools rankings.

“Our continued momentum in engineering graduate program ranking improvement is fueled by the tireless work of our faculty and their commitment to ground-breaking research,” said Cammy R. Abernathy, Ph.D., Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. “With UF’s Faculty 500 initiative, we are committed to recruiting the best among us, including high caliber graduate students. We are confident that we will continue to lead with great strides.”

This year, several departments within the engineering college have made significant advances:

  • The Department of Environmental Engineering within the college’s Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) ranked No. 20 among public universities in 2020. This year that ranking has risen to No. 18 among publics.
  • The Department of Chemical Engineering’s graduate program ranking rose to No. 14 among public universities, up five points from its previous No. 19 public ranking.
  • The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering has risen in rank to No. 13, up from No. 15 in 2020 among public programs.
  • Both the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering program continue to rank among the best public graduate engineering programs in the country. Materials Science and Engineering maintained its 2020 No. 8 public ranking while Nuclear Engineering rose two spots, from No. 14 to No. 12 among public universities.