Tech Continues National Prominence in <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings
Systems Engineering #1; Overall Engineering in Top Five
Posted April 4, 2003 | Atlanta
Georgia Tech's College of Engineering maintained its powerful national stature in the most popular college rankings released today, once again ranked among the top five engineering programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Tech's Industrial and Systems Engineering program was ranked number one for the 13th year in a row. In all, seven of the 11 programs within Engineering ranked in the top 10 of their respective disciplines.
Among the highly competitive schools of business, Tech's DuPree College of Management ranked 51st overall and the College's Production/Operations Management program ranked 10th.
"Overall trends are far more important than a specific ranking in a specific year," said President Wayne Clough. "Our consistently high rankings in Engineering indicate that we have been able to sustain a very high level of quality for a long time. That's a very satisfying trend," said Clough. "I'm also confident in the fundamentals of our management program and look forward to improved rankings in the future. The economy has hit the technology sector extremely hard, so it's only natural that a college that excels in entrepreneurship and the management of technology would feel the impact of that."
Tech's College of Engineering remained a member of the elite top five, behind only MIT, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, and Illinois. The seven Engineering programs ranked in the top 10 are: Aerospace (4th), Biomedical (6th), Civil (5th), Electrical (6th), Environmental (9th), Industrial and Systems (1st) and Mechanical (6th).
"I'm very proud of the work done by our faculty, graduate students, and staff to achieve these rankings," said Clough. We're consistently competing well against some of the finest universities in the world. Rankings are not why we are here, but the trends contained therein are notable."
This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked graduate programs in Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law and Medicine. Additional information may be found at the U.S. News Web site.