U.S. News Releases 2007 Graduate Rankings

Georgia Tech Graduate Programs Continue to Excel in Engineering and Shows Strong Movement in Chemistry and Computer Science Theory

Georgia Tech's graduate programs are again ranked among the finest in the nation in the most widely read college rankings for graduate programs, released today. Tech's College of Engineering retained its position in the elite top five. Tech's Sciences programs continue to climb up in the rankings. In the most notable change, Tech's School of Chemistry & Biochemistry moved up 8 slots to number 24 in the chemistry school rankings, which were last ranked in 2002. In addition the College of Computing's computer science program moved up one slot to 11th overall, and the College's computer theory specialty surged to 9th place, moving up 7 slots from 2002, when the computer science graduate programs were last ranked.

"It's great to see so many of our graduate programs sustaining their high national rankings," said Tech president Wayne Clough. "While rankings are not the sole measure of success, we like to see consistent quality and positive growth."

Tech's graduate Engineering curriculum maintained its national stature, once again ranked among the top five in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Eight of the 11 programs within the College of Engineering ranked among the top 10 in their respective disciplines, led by Industrial and Systems Engineering. That program was ranked number one for the 16th straight year, an achievement almost unheard of in U.S. News rankings. The eight engineering programs ranked in the top 10 are: aerospace (4th), biomedical (3rd), civil (4th), computer (7th) electrical (7th), environmental (7th), industrial and systems (1st) and mechanical (7th).

"Our success is the direct outgrowth of recruiting and retaining the finest faculty and students possible and investing in the infrastructure that allows them to thrive," said Clough.

For business schools, Tech's College of Management ranked 34th, down two from last year when it jumped up 10 slots to number 32.

"I'm very proud of our faculty, graduate students and staff," said Clough. "We're competing against some of the finest universities in the world and excelling."