U.S. News Undergraduate Rankings Remain Strong
Georgia Tech ranks ninth among public universities
Posted August 19, 2005 | Atlanta, GA
For the seventh consecutive year and the eighth time in the past decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Georgia Institute of Technology as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Tech was ranked ninth among the nation's top public universities for undergraduates and 37th among all of the American universities, up four slots from last year.
"Over the last decade Georgia Tech has shown the consistency in performance that reflects the quality of this institution," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jean-Lou Chameau. "I'm pleased to see that excellence continue, despite the challenges that we face in today's competitive higher education marketplace."
Chameau continued, "We're especially proud of our ability to maintain an elite status among public universities during a time when our state funding has decreased. I'm hopeful that a rebounding economy will provide better dollars for higher education in the future."
Georgia Tech's nationally prominent College of Engineering held steady with a ranking of 6th. Among Tech's highlights this year is the ranking of the Biomedical Engineering program, which climbed two slots to 4th. The College of Engineering had five of its programs ranked in the top 5 among specialty areas. For the third year in a row, Georgia Tech's Co-op program was ranked one of 12 "Academic Programs to Look For" under internships and co-ops.
"Our Engineering programs continue to maintain the highest standards," said Chameau. "Biomedical Engineering made a significant improvement, while the other programs continue to receive high marks. While such rankings certainly cannot convey the depth and breadth of the high-quality education Georgia Tech provides, it is nonetheless quite gratifying to have our ongoing efforts recognized."
Tech continues to have some of the most generous alumni. The percentage of Tech graduates contributing to the Institute is the highest among any public university in the top 50.