March 14, 2012

LSU Engineering post-graduate programs have improved considerably in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released March 13.

In the new report, the LSU College of Engineering’s graduate program moved up two spots in the overall rankings, with each of the college’s departments also showing improvement in ranking as well. The college moved from an overall ranking of 95 out of 184 programs in the 2012 report to a ranking of 93 out of 193 programs in the 2013 report.           

Departmentally, the college saw the following improvements in graduate programs:

  • Chemical engineering improved from 53 out of 125 programs in the 2012 report to 51 out of 125 programs in the 2013 report;
  • Civil engineering improved from 65 out of 111 programs in the 2012 report to 54 out of 106 programs in the 2013 report;
  • Mechanical engineering improved from 73 out of 123 programs in the 2012 report to 72out of 109 programs in the 2013 report;
  • Environmental health engineering improved from 70 out of 79 programs in the 2012 report to 65 out of 68 programs in the 2013 report;
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications engineering improved from 121 out of 135 programs in the 2012 report to 89 out of 112 programs in the 2013 report.    

“This year’s movement up in the U.S. News and World report rankings emphasizes the desire of our students, faculty, staff and alumni to build a better, stronger LSU,” said Richard Koubek, dean of the LSU College of Engineering. “Now more than ever, I am encouraged by the leadership and dedication of all those committed to improving lives, transforming Louisiana and changing the world. This year’s advancement in the rankings again proves the strength of those committed to elevating our state’s flagship institution.” 

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. This information comes from surveys of more than 1,200 programs that were conducted in fall 2011.

For more information on the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” visit http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools.

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