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U.S. News "America's Best" Ranks EE Graduate Program

April 26, 2010

us-newsThe Electrical & Computer Engineering Department reports that its Electrical Engineering graduate program has once again moved up in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings, the 2011 edition of which is being published this month. U.S. News does not rank every type of graduate program every year, and this year it did not rank computer engineering.

UNM's Electrical Engineering graduate program is ranked #53 among all U.S. universities that have an electrical engineering program and that were ranked (many had scores too low to be ranked). This makes UNM's EE graduate program #30 among public universities.

This ranking is the highest the EE program has received since U.S. News began ranking such programs in 2004. ECE at UNM continues to have the only EE graduate program in the state of New Mexico that is ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings reflect scores given by most of the ECE department chairs in the United States in a survey conducted in fall 2009.

"These department-level rankings are based on our reputation," said Chaouki Abdallah, professor and chair of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. "While we continue to pursue excellence in our graduate and undergraduate programs, this score reflects the insight that other universities have into the considerable achievements of our faculty, students and staff. It adds credence to the value of the degrees our students are earning at UNM. 
"Congratulations to everyone in the department—faculty, students and staff—for continuing to build both the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs into exciting, dynamic experiences for our researchers and students."

Additional rankings for Best Graduate Schools 2011 are available at