Skip to main content

Fulton Schools of Engineering up 8 spots in 3 years in US News rankings

Nation’s largest engineering and technology school places 8 undergraduate areas of focus in top 30

ASU sign surrounded by palo verde blooms.
September 17, 2023

As the largest school for engineering and technological talent in the nation, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University has the scale and breadth to offer a number of nationally recognized areas of focus among the school’s broad range of technical expertise.

With more than 23,000 undergraduate engineering, computing and technology students enrolled across 25 undergraduate programs, the Fulton Schools of Engineering has unlocked the formula for delivering excellent engineering education, all at scale.

Out of 208 universities included in a survey by U.S. News & World Report, the Fulton Schools of Engineering now ranks No. 34 overall, and No. 20 among public universities — ahead of the University of Florida, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of California, Irvine — across undergraduate engineering programs.

ASU’s engineering school is up two spots in the last two years (from No. 36) and has risen eight spots from three years ago.

RELATED: ASU ranked No. 1 in innovation for ninth straight year

“It’s heartening to see the breadth and depth of our contributions to technological innovation acknowledged among the nation’s best engineering programs,” says Kyle Squires, ASU’s vice provost of engineering, computing and technology and dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering. “The research and entrepreneurial breakthroughs happening in the Fulton Schools begin with our faculty. That passion is translated into our students’ classroom experiences and the research and experiential learning engagements we provide access to during their time at ASU and beyond. These rankings reflect how solutions developed here are advancing society and earning recognition among our peers.”

Eight areas of study in the Fulton Schools of Engineering now rank among the top 30 undergraduate engineering areas in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. ASU’s undergraduate areas of civil engineering, cybersecurity, computer engineering, electrical engineering, artificial intelligence, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering are rated among the best nationally:

  • No. 16 in civil engineering, ahead of UCLA, the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Southern California.
  • No. 16 (tied) in cybersecurity, ahead of UCLA, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Johns Hopkins University.
  • No. 16 (tied) in computer engineering, tied with Columbia and ahead of the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania.
  • No. 17 (tied) in electrical engineering, ahead of Duke University, the University of Southern California and Johns Hopkins University.
  • No. 21 (tied) in artificial intelligence, tied with Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • No. 24 (tied) in environmental engineering, tied with UCLA.
  • No. 29 (tied) in mechanical engineering, ahead of the University of Florida and Rice University.
  • No. 30 (tied) in biomedical engineering, tied with Brown University and Princeton.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked the undergraduate computer science program, which is part of the Fulton Schools of Engineering, at No. 50 among more than 530 undergraduate computer science programs included in the survey.

The engine powering the Fulton Schools of Engineering’s continued recognition on the national stage is its world-class faculty. With a clear focus on preparing the next generation of leaders and innovators, ASU’s engineering faculty are conducting use-inspired research and advancing entrepreneurship to address the challenges of our time and transform society for the better. This academic year, more than 50 new faculty members are joining the Fulton Schools of Engineering, bringing skills and insights from top universities, leading laboratories and pioneering industry sectors from around the world.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering’s reputation for accelerating innovation continues with the recent addition of the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, which, since its launch in 2021, has become the only program in the country to offer manufacturing engineering degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. ASU is also developing degree offerings that will combine engineering with other in-demand disciplines to create unique degree pathways for students and learners.

By being at the leading edge of areas of focus that are gaining prominence in society — like artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced manufacturing and industrial engineering — and visioning for engineering advancements to meet emerging societal needs, the Fulton Schools of Engineering’s comprehensive engineering, computer and technology programs are creating a model for scalable, impactful engineering education.

See the complete rankings list for the 2023–24 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs on the U.S. News & World Report website.

Eight ASU Engineering undergraduate areas of focus ranked in the Top 30

More Science and technology


Two teenagers hug and smile at each other.

ASU study: Support from romantic partners protects against negative relationship stress in teens

Adolescents regularly deal with high levels of stress, which can increase the risk of substance use and experiencing mental…

May 22, 2024
A large bluish-white planet in space.

ASU scientists help resolve 'missing methane' problem of giant exoplanet

In the quest to understand the enigmatic nature of a warm gas-giant exoplanet, Arizona State University researchers have played a…

May 20, 2024
Digital rendering of cells.

Study finds widespread ‘cell cannibalism,’ related phenomena across tree of life

In a new review paper, Carlo Maley and Arizona State University colleagues describe cell-in-cell phenomena in which one cell…

May 20, 2024