Overall undergraduate engineering program climbs 6 spots
Five programs in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University now rank among the top 25 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
ASU’s undergraduate programs in civil, computer, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering are rated among the best nationally. In addition, out of 210 universities included in the survey, the Fulton Schools of Engineering ranks No. 36 overall for undergraduate engineering programs.
“The world needs more engineers,” said Kyle Squires, ASU’s vice provost of engineering, computing and technology and dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering. “To meet that need, universities must operate at scale and with a deliberate focus on innovation and excellence. This recognition of our undergraduate programs provides important validation that not only is it possible to achieve great scale in undergraduate education, but that impact and excellence can be achieved at the same time.”
The Fulton Schools of Engineering’s nationally ranked undergraduate engineering programs and specialties include:
- No. 17, civil engineering.
- No. 17, environmental engineering.
- No. 20, computer engineering.
- No. 21, mechanical engineering.
- No. 22, electrical engineering.
- No. 29, bioengineering/biomedical engineering.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked undergraduate computer science programs, which are part of the Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. Two specialties — artificial intelligence (No. 23) and cybersecurity (No. 28) — earned top rankings among more than 530 undergraduate computer science programs that were included in the survey.
These and other impactful programs are why the Fulton Schools remains among America’s top institutions for engineering education. The Fulton Schools climbed six spots from No. 42 to No. 36 in the overall rankings since 2021. Only the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, with a seven-spot rise, had a more substantial gain among the top 50 institutions ranked for their undergraduate engineering programs.
Students in the nation’s largest and most comprehensive engineering school have access to a highly accomplished faculty that is dedicated to fostering environments where innovation is encouraged and students can explore a broad range of engineering and technology fields to gain knowledge and master new skills. It’s a unique student experience that engineering education leaders and employers have to come to recognize and appreciate.
Even with an impressive national profile, the Fulton Schools of Engineering continues to evolve its academic programs and research portfolio to broaden access. This fall, the Fulton Schools introduced a new school focused on engineering innovations and technology developments related to manufacturing systems. It is also reassessing programs, curricula and resources to successfully and efficiently scale as more students discover engineering, computing and technology and find ways to make an impact in their communities and around the world.
See the complete list of rankings for the 2022 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs on the U.S. News & World Report website.
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