March 17, 2016  

Purdue's graduate programs ranked by U.S. News

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's programs in engineering, education, pharmacy, audiology, business, nursing and speech pathology have been ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings, released Wednesday (March 16).

Programs ranked this year include:

Engineering: Purdue's College of Engineering was ranked No. 9 in the country.

Eight engineering disciplines were in the nation's top 10 in specialty rankings, including a No. 1 ranking for agricultural and biological engineering. Aeronautics and astronautics and civil engineering both ranked sixth; Electrical engineering (tied with Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University and the University of Texas, Austin) and mechanical engineering tied with Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University) both ranked eighth; industrial engineering (tied with Virginia Tech University) and computer engineering (tied with the California Institute of Technology), both ranked ninth; and nuclear engineering ranked 10th, tied with Pennsylvania State University.

Education: Purdue's College of Education ranked 42nd, tied with the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Business: Krannert School of Management ranked 47th. Purdue's part-time MBA program was ranked 43rd, tied with Loyola University Chicago, Rutgers University and the University of Houston. Among specialty rankings, Purdue's production/operations program ranked sixth.

Additional programs ranked this year include:

Speech-language pathology: Purdue's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences was ranked fifth, tied with Northwestern University.

Audiology: Purdue's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences ranked 13th in audiology, tied with Indiana University and the University of Minnesota.

Pharmacy: Purdue's College of Pharmacy ranked No. 9, tied with the University of Florida, the University of Maryland-Baltimore, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nursing: Purdue's School of Nursing ranked 58th, tied with Baylor University, Florida International University, Marquette University, Michigan State University, Texas Woman's University, the University of California-Davis, the University of South Carolina, Villanova University and Virginia Commonwealth University in master's degree programs. In doctor of nursing practice programs, Purdue ranked 49th, tied with the University of South Carolina, the University of Connecticut, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Florida International University.

U.S. News & World Report's complete graduate rankings are available at

News Service contact: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711,

Source: Mark Smith, 765-494-2604, 

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