U.S. News Releases 2008 Graduate Rankings

The Business School at Georgia Tech Jumps 9 Slots; Engineering Graduate Programs Continue to Excel

In the most widely read college rankings for graduate programs, Georgia Tech's graduate programs are again ranked among the finest in the nation. Tech's College of Engineering at number four retained its position in the elite top five. The most notable change this year comes from the College of Management jumping to 25th place from 34 last year in the highly competitive business schools rankings

"Although these rankings are not the sole measure of our success, it is good to see our programs so well recognized," said Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough. "Engineering continues to maintain a top position, our sciences are showing growing strength and the Business School reached it highest level, up from #34 last year to #25 this year."

Tech's graduate engineering curriculum maintained its national stature, ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. This year nine 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 17th straight year, an achievement almost unheard of in U.S. News rankings. The nine engineering programs ranked in the top 10 are: aerospace (5th), biomedical (2nd), civil (4th), computer (6th), electrical (7th), environmental (6th), industrial and systems (1st), materials (9th) and mechanical (7th).