Posted September 13, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Media Relations
Georgia Institute of Technology sustained its top-10 ranking among public universities, according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for undergraduate rankings. Tech, ranked 7th among public universities, has ranked in the top 10 of public universities for more than a decade.
“Georgia Tech is proud of its decade-long ranking as a top ten public university, including the largest engineering program in the nation, ranked in the top five and a national leader in the total number of engineering degrees awarded to women and to underrepresented minority students,” said Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “We will continue in our journey toward preeminence in education, research and economic development, serving the state and the nation.”
Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering ranked 5th in the undergraduate rankings for engineering programs at universities where the highest degree is a Ph.D.
The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering maintained its top ranking, while Aerospace Engineering maintained its 2nd ranking. Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering are also ranked 2nd in their discipline, both moving up from 3rd last year. Civil Engineering maintained its 3rd place ranking and Environmental Engineering moved up two spots, also ranking 3rd. Electrical Engineering moved up to 4th from 5th last year.
Georgia Tech’s College of Management maintained it 28th ranking this year.
The Institute’s internships and cooperative education programs are also highlighted in “Programs to Look For”.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.