U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering Programs Ranked

LSU Petroleum Engineering in Top 10, Civil Engineering Program Improves

March 13, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – In the newly released 2020 ranking of best graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, both the LSU Petroleum and Civil Engineering programs received good news.

The Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering maintained its top-10 status, finishing T-8 in the nation among public colleges and universities and T-10 overall. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering moved up two spots to T-53 overall and T-36 among public colleges and universities.

The LSU College of Engineering as a whole ranked T-67 among public colleges and universities and T-106 overall—along with Oklahoma State University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Oklahoma and Tulane University.

Other ranked programs in the college were:

  • Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering – T-20 among publics and overall
  • Cain Department of Chemical Engineering – T-50 among publics and T-75 overall
  • Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering – (Electrical) T-70 among publics and T-107 overall; (Computer) T-64 among publics and T-98 overall
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering – T-54 among publics and T-87 overall

For the U.S. News rankings of graduate engineering programs, 219 schools that grant doctoral degrees in the discipline were surveyed. Rankings were then calculated based on a weighted-average of peer assessment, recruiter assessment, mean GRE quantitative scores, acceptance rate, student-faculty ratio, percentage of faculty in the National Academy of Engineering, doctoral degrees awarded, total research expenditures, and average research expenditures per faculty member.


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