ECE Programs Remain Strong in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Issue, which includes undergraduate engineering program rankings, has been published and the results for the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are fantastic.

Electrical engineering moved up two spots to place fourth, tying its previous best ranking, which was last held in 2011. Computer engineering remained strong at sixth place, maintaining the same position as last year.

The College of Engineering ranked fifth, and all of the programs offered by the College placed among the top seven of their respective disciplines. Georgia Tech also retained its seventh place standing among all public universities.

“We have incredible academic and research programs in ECE, thanks to the efforts of the finest faculty, staff, and students anywhere,” said Steven W. McLaughlin, professor and the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair. “I sincerely appreciate everything that everyone does to help make 'ECE the place to be.'"

Note: U.S. News & World Report released the 2016 Best Colleges rankings on Sept. 9. At the initial publication of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs rankings – both of programs where a doctorate is the highest degree offered and programs where a doctorate is not offered – a database error caused schools to receive incorrect ranks. As a result, the rank of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering has been adjusted from sixth place to fifth place. This article, which was first published on September 10, 2015, has been updated to reflect that change. Read here for more details.

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