NC State Ranks #9 Globally Again for Electrical Engineering

For the fourth year in a row, NC State ranks in the top 10 globally for electrical engineering— #9 in the 2021 ShanghaiRankings

NC State routinely ranks among the United States’ premier electrical and computer engineering programs, and now a recent listing of the best universities around the world continues to confirm that NC State is one of the finest places anywhere to become an electrical engineer.

The renowned ShanghaiRanking Consultancy published their 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities in various academic subjects, including Electrical and Electronic Engineering in which they ranked NC State University as ninth in the world and fourth among public U.S. universities.

“I think the ShanghaiRanking is particularly significant in that it is the only major ranking based entirely on quantitative data—not surveys,” explained Daniel Stancil, Alcoa Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering and ECE Department Head.

The ARWU Shanghai Ranking is published annually and gives an insight into the academic quality of the world’s leading institutions. General university rankings are provided, as well as global rankings on specific academic subjects. Topics covered are the number of scientific publications, citation impact, the number of paper in top-rated journals and internationally collaborated papers. Produced by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy and more commonly known as the Shanghai Rankings, the results rate university programs in a variety of academic subjects across engineering and the life, medical, social and natural sciences.

The groundbreaking work being done by faculty and researchers was recognized with NC State receiving the fifth-highest ranking for number and impact of awards received by faculty since 1981.

Chemical Engineering at NC State also made the rankings, placing 31st in the world, and Statistics at 24th.

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