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Pitt’s Bioengineering and Industrial Engineering programs move up in 2018 U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Rankings


PITTSBURGH (March 14, 2017) … The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has moved up one slot among engineering programs in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” which will be available on newsstands April 11. 

The Swanson School is tied 42nd overall among university engineering programs, and 21st among all Association of American Universities (AAU) members. Two of its programs, bioengineering and industrial engineering, made significant gains over 2017. Bioengineering jumped from 18th in the nation to 12th overall, and remains at 6th among public AAU university programs. Industrial moved from 23rd to 17th overall, and from 13th to 10th among AAU publics. 

Other department rankings include:

  • Chemical engineering: 33rd overall, 18th among AAU publics
  • Civil engineering: 60th overall, 27th among AAU publics
  • Computer engineering: 43rd overall, 20th among AAU publics
  • Electrical engineering: 55th overall, 26th among AAU publics
  • Materials science: 43rd overall, 22nd among AAU publics
  • Mechanical engineering: 57th overall, 26th among AAU publics

Complete rankings and information about the process can be found online in the U.S. News Grad Compass.



Contact: Paul Kovach