Engineering, Management Rise in U.S. News Rankings
March 11, 2014
U.S. News and World Report ranked the Jonsson School's graduate engineering program 71st in the country.
UT Dallas’ Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science has risen five spots in the national U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate school programs.
The school, with an enrollment of more than 2,000 graduate students led by 140 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, rose to 71st from 76th among graduate engineering programs, tying with Clemson University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Tufts University and the University of Connecticut. In Texas, only The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Rice University ranked higher.
The Jonsson School’s computer science program also climbed to 70th from 79th.
“UT Dallas aims to grow not only in its enrollment but also in the quality of what it offers its students,” said President David. E. Daniel. “We can be pleased at this recognition of the hard work of our deans, faculty and staff.”
The Naveen Jindal School of Management also showed improvement in the rankings. The Professional MBA program moved to 22nd from 38th, gaining 16 spots. The Full-Time MBA program remained at 37th, tying Texas A&M University and the University of Rochester. The school's online graduate business programs were ranked fourth in the nation, an improvement from ninth. The school’s MBA specialty of information systems was ranked 20th.
Two other UT Dallas programs continue to be ranked among the nation’s top 20, as previously surveyed by U.S. News in 2012. The University’s audiology program tied for third, and its communication disorders master’s program tied for 11th.
The annual U.S. News list evaluates the quality of more than 1,250 U.S. graduate programs based on statistical indicators and assessments by university administrators and faculty.