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UNM engineering programs make U.S. News and World Report list

March 11, 2014

The University of New Mexico's School of Engineering overall graduate programs ranked No. 87 in the nation, according to the U.S. & World Report magazine’s 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 11.

Among individual graduate programs, the following School of Engineering programs made the list:

Civil Engineering: No. 91 (up from No. 97 in 2014)
Computer Engineering: No. 63
Electrical Engineering: No. 64 (up from No. 76 in 2014)
Mechanical Engineering: 79 (up from No. 93 in 2014)
Nuclear Engineering: 16 (up from 17 in 2014)

The Department of Computer Science’s program, part of the UNM School of Engineering, is ranked in U.S. News’ Sciences category, not in Engineering. In 2014, the program ranked No. 82.

UNM’s chemical engineering program ranked No. 88 in 2014 but did not make the list this year.

The rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to the publication. The data is from surveys of administrators at more than 1,350 programs and of more than 13,500 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2013 and early 2014.

See how other UNM programs fared in the list: