Rankings, Facts and Figures

Academic Excellence

Georgia Tech is ranked #7 among public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and #1 for, "Annual return on investment (in-state)" by PayScale.com.


Tech.Co ranks Georgia Tech as the #1, "Public university that produces the best-equipped graduates to make an impact in the world of technology." Tech is also ranked among the top 25, "Colleges that can land a 6-figure career without graduate school," and #10 "Great Colleges for Business Majors," by MONEY magazine. 


Tech’s industrial engineering program has been ranked #1 for more than two decades. Ten of the undergraduate engineering programs – and all 11 graduate engineering programs – are in the top 10. Georgia Tech's graduate computer science program also ranks in the top 10


The Guardian's QS World University Rankings ranks Tech's College of Design as #7 in the United States, and #26 in the world for architecture. 

Diversity Champions

The Institute is consistently rated among the top universities in the nation for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, computer science, and architecture. 

Research Leadership

Georgia Tech is one of the South’s largest industrial and engineering research agencies. In Georgia specifically, the Institute plays a leading role in the Georgia Research Alliance, a centerpiece of the state’s economic development strategy. Research is conducted for industry and government by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, various academic schools and departments, and more than 100 interdisciplinary research units.

High Investment Returns

Recruitment and job placement of high-quality students is an advantage that many gain from attending Georgia Tech. The Center for Career Discovery and Development is one of the nation’s most successful and innovative university career support offices. Upon graduation, approximately 70 percent of Tech students have already accepted a job or been accepted to graduate school.

Campus Atmosphere & Athletics

Georgia Tech's beautiful 400-acre, tree-lined campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Our strong work ethic is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating sports, campus traditions, approximately 400 student organizations, and more than 50 Greek organizations.


Our NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program is one of the oldest and most renowned in the country, and Tech students are passionate cheerleaders for their beloved Yellow Jackets. The Georgia Tech Athletic Association sponsors varsity intercollegiate athletics competition in 17 sports. For the larger student body, Tech's 20 intramural sports43 sports clubs, and one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the country offer year-round action.

U.S. News & World Report 

College Rankings 2016

Best Colleges
  • #7 Top Public University in the United States

As of February 2016

Best Undergraduate Schools
  • #5 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
    • #1 Industrial Engineering
    • #2 Aerospace Engineering
    • #2 Mechanical Engineering
    • #3 Biomedical Engineering
    • #3 Civil Engineering
    • #4 Electrical Engineering
    • #6 Chemical Engineering
    • #6 Computer Engineering
    • #6 Environmental Engineering
    • #7 Materials Science & Engineering

As of September 2015

Best Graduate Schools
  • #9 Computer Science Graduate Program
    • #6 Artificial Intelligence
    • #6 Systems
    • #8 Theory
  • #7 Best Graduate Engineering School
    • #1 Industrial Engineering
    • #2 Aerospace Engineering
    • #2 Biomedical Engineering
    • #4 Civil Engineering
    • #5 Environmental Engineering
    • #6 Computer Engineering
    • #6 Electrical Engineering
    • #6 Mechanical Engineering
    • #8 Chemical Engineering
    • #8 Materials Science & Engineering
    • #8 Nuclear Engineering

As of March 2016

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine 

Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees Rankings 2015

Bachelor's
  • Engineering
    • #1 All Minority Students
    • #1 Two or More Races
    • #2 African Americans
    • #2 Asian Americans
    • #9 Hispanics
Master's
  • Architecture
    • #3 African Americans
  • Engineering
    • #2 All Minority Students
    • #3 Two or More Races
    • #5 African Americans
    • #5 Asian Americans
    • #6 Hispanics
  • Mathematics/Statistics
    • ​#8 All Minority Students
    • #10 Asian Americans
Doctoral
  • Engineering 
    • #1 All Minorities
    • #1 African Americans
    • #1 Asian Americans
    • #2 Hispanics
    • #3 Two or More Races
  • Computer & Information Sciences
    • #8 Asian Americans
    • #9 All Minority Students
  • Physical Sciences
    • #8 Hispanics

Rankings according to number of degrees awarded to minority students by discipline.