Petroleum Program, Overall College Ranking Make Leap in Latest USNWR Rankings

September 9, 2019

Outdoor view of Patrick F. Taylor HallBATON ROUGE, LA – In the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, the LSU College of Engineering’s Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering ranked T-3 in the nation with Pennsylvania State University.

The college itself was ranked T-56 among public institutions and T-93 overall, an improvement of 11 spots over last year’s ranking. The ranking tied LSU with Tulane University, as well as Southeastern Conference schools like the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of Kentucky, and the University of Missouri.

"These latest rankings reflect the tradition of excellence our college and its departments have striven to exhibit for the last 100-plus years,” said Judy Wornat, dean of the College of Engineering. “It's gratifying to see the work that our students, faculty, and staff put in each day recognized nationally."

U.S. News’ rankings 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 2019, asking them to rate each program they were familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). It then established separate rankings for 206 undergraduate engineering programs at colleges or universities that offer doctoral degrees in engineering and for 210 programs where the terminal degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.

The LSU College of Engineering was ranked in the former category.


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