Ten graduate programs placed in the top 30 in new rankings released this month by U.S. News & World Report.
The top-30 graduate programs and their ranks are:
- 5th in graduate nuclear engineering
- 6th in graduate biological and agricultural engineering
- 13th in graduate industrial engineering
- 18th in graduate higher education administration
- 20th in graduate chemical engineering
- 20th in graduate materials engineering
- 26th in graduate civil engineering
- 27th in graduate computer engineering
- 29th in overall graduate engineering
- 30th in graduate environmental engineering
NC State also had other programs ranked in the top 35: electrical engineering was 32nd; aerospace engineering was 33rd; and mechanical engineering was 35th.
Other graduate programs ranked in the top 80 include biomedical engineering, chemistry, economics, mathematics, nonprofit management, part-time MBA, physics, public affairs, social work and sociology.
Not all graduate programs are ranked every year by U.S. News. NC State has numerous highly ranked graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines—veterinary medicine tied for third in its last ranking in 2011, for example, and statistics ranked 12th in its last ranking in 2010.
NC State also was a 5th best overall public university value in the publication’s 2013 undergraduate rankings, which were released last fall.
Besides U.S. News & World Report rankings, NC State traditionally performs well in other best value rankings, including those released by Kiplinger’s and the Princeton Review. Those rankings measure quality and affordability.