October 24, 2007

For the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2008 edition recently published, in the category of engineering, U.S. News surveyed 199 engineering doctoral programs, and five programs in LSU’s College of Engineering were ranked. These included the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department which placed 96th out of 167 electrical and computer engineering programs. This is the first time the ECE program has been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report. ECE leaped into the award at a high ranking, jumping in at number 96, 71 ranks above the lowest rating.

“This is a tremendous boost for our Department because we have been nationally well-known for many years but unaccountably were never before featured in the U.S. News & World Report rankings and assessments,” said Dr. Clive Woods, Chair of the ECE Department. “The fact that we have been placed so highly at our first listing demonstrates the sustained quality of our program and that we are not merely a marginally successful Department. We also salute the other LSU Departments that have substantially improved their positions in these internationally recognized listings. We echo Associate Dean David Constant’s comments that “Engineering at LSU is now clearly gaining significant momentum as it moves forward.”

Information gathered from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering “Tiger Bytes” newsletter, Fall 2007, Issue 4

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