The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s 12 engineering programs are in the top 20 rankings for public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) Best Graduate Schools report for 2020. While five disciplines maintained their rankings (Nuclear – No. 14, Mechanical – No. 16, Aerospace – No. 16, Computer – No. 16, Chemical – No. 19), seven others advanced to new heights.
- Within the Engineering School for Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), civil engineering rose two points to No. 18, while environmental engineering rose four points to No. 20.
- The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering has risen four points in the rankings for that discipline to No. 15.
- The Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering has advanced two points to the No. 12 position. The department is entering its 85th year at the University of Florida.
- The Department of Materials Science & Engineering has moved higher in the select circle of Top 10 public institutions recognized by USNWR, as it climbed from No. 10 to No. 8. This year the trail-blazing department established by Dr. Fred Rhines in 1959 celebrates its 60th year.
- The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is making a steady climb with a rise from No. 18 to No. 17 within the graduate program rankings.
Cammy R. Abernathy, Ph.D., Dean of the College praised the efforts of all involved to achieve these remarkable results: “We are excited to note the continuous improvement – from one to as many as four levels – of many of our engineering specialty rankings. This, I think, speaks volumes about the outstanding research and leadership from our faculty, which in turn helps us attract high caliber graduate students from all over the world to come to the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in pursuit of their advanced engineering degree.”