LSU Petroleum Engineering Program in USNWR Top 10


BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Engineering’s Petroleum Engineering program finished T-7 in the nation, alongside the University of Tulsa, in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” among schools whose highest degree offered is a doctorate.

Overall, the college itself was ranked T-61 among public colleges and universities whose highest degree offered is a doctorate. Four other Southeastern Conference institutions – the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of Kentucky and University of Missouri – landed in the same spot.

“This year’s rankings are an indicator of the excellence we strive for each day in the college,” said Judy Wornat, dean of the College of Engineering. “I’m especially proud to see our petroleum engineering program get the recognition it deserves among our national peers.”

The USNWR rankings of undergraduate engineering programs are based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions. The publication surveyed engineering school deans and faculty members in spring 2017 and asked them to rate each program they were familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished) for the rankings. USNWR has separate rankings for undergraduate engineering programs at colleges that offer doctoral degrees and for those where the terminal degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.

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