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ECE ranks higher in U.S. News and World Report annual survey

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By Susan Kantor, ECE ILLINOIS
August 20, 2009

  • ECE is ranked third for undergraduate computer engineering, up from fifth in the 2009 rankings.
  • ECE tied with Stanford University for second for undergraduate electrical engineering, up from third in 2009.
  • Ten Illinois engineering programs are ranked in the top ten, and agricultural engineering is ranked first.

U.S. News Ranks ECE ILLINOIS among the best.
U.S. News Ranks ECE ILLINOIS among the best.

ECE ILLINOIS is again one of the top-ranked engineering departments in the country, according to the 2010 annual survey by U.S. News and World Report.

ECE is ranked third for undergraduate computer engineering, up from fifth in the 2009 rankings. MIT and University of California Berkeley are ranked first and second, respectively.

For undergraduate electrical engineering, ECE tied for second, up from third in 2009. MIT is ranked first, and Stanford University tied with Illinois for second.

“Through this we are reminded of the excellence of this department and of the respect it commands nationally and internationally for its leadership in engineering education and for the quality and talent of its graduates,” said ECE Department Head Andreas C. Cangellaris. “We are also reminded of our responsibility to continue being outspoken advocates of this excellence through our teaching, scholarship, and service.”

The College of Engineering’s undergraduate engineering program ranked fifth this year, tied with Georgia Tech. Ten Illinois engineering programs are ranked in the top ten, and agricultural engineering is ranked first.

Rankings for individual College of Engineering departments:

Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical – 7th
Agricultural – 1st
Chemical – 7th
Civil – 2nd
Computer – 3rd
Electrical/Electronic/Communications – 2nd
Engineering Science/Engineering Physics – 4th
Environmental – 3rd
Materials – 2nd
Mechanical – 6th

Editor's note: media inquiries should be directed to Brad Petersen, Director of Communications, at bradp@illinois.edu or (217) 244-6376.

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