U.S. News & World Report Releases 2009 Graduate Rankings

Tech's Computer Science Graduate Programs Move into Top 10

Georgia Tech's graduate programs rank among the finest in the nation in the most widely read college rankings for graduate programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked Tech's College of Engineering among the elite, retaining them in the top 5, and the Computer Science Program has moved into the top 10.

"Georgia Tech continues to maintain its excellence in graduate education," said Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough. "Although the graduate rankings are not our sole measure of success, it is great to see so many of our graduate programs recognized on a national level for their consistent quality and continued success."

Overall the College of Engineering maintained its ranking of 4th, with 10 of the 11 programs ranking in the top 10. The programs ranked in the nation's top ten are Industrial (No.1), Biomedical (No. 2), Aerospace (No. 4), Civil (No. 6), Electrical (No. 6), Environmental (No. 6), Computer (No. 7), Mechanical (No. 7), Materials (No. 8), and Nuclear (No. 9).

Computer Science ranked 9th in the nation overall, with Artificial Intelligence (No. 7), Theory (No. 9) and Systems (No. 10) all ranking in the top 10.

For the second consecutive year, Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics was ranked 7th in the nation.

For business schools, Tech's College of Management ranked 29th with Production/Operations (No.13) and Supply Chain/Logistics (No.16) both moving up in the rankings.

The Information and Technology Management program, ranked 4th for public affairs graduate programs, moved up from 8th.