ECE Makes Strides in US News Rankings

NC State ECE climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings: Computer Engineering is No. 12 among public universities and No. 24 overall, while among public schools, Electrical Engineering is No. 20.

NC State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) continues its upward trajectory in national rankings, showcasing its excellence and impact in the field. The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for best graduate schools were released this week, revealing significant improvements for both the electrical engineering and computer engineering programs.

In a testament to the department’s quality and reputation, NC State’s Computer Engineering program is now ranked No. 12 among public universities in the United States. Additionally, it has climbed to No. 24 across both public and private institutions, up from No. 32 last year. The Electrical Engineering program also received high marks, securing the No. 20 spot among public universities.

This ranking success continues the momentum from earlier this year when U.S. News placed NC State’s online Master’s in Electrical Engineering at No. 8 in the nation.

With a growing faculty who are leaders in their fields, and contributing cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research, NC State ECE continues to drive academic and research success. Strong partnerships with alumni and industry leaders ensure that our students are ready to meet the demands of rapidly evolving landscapes.

The U.S. News rankings of graduate programs are released annually in spring with updated rankings of both colleges and departments. Each fall, the rankings for Best Colleges and undergraduate programs is released. The rankings are one benchmark of success in academia.

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