April 25, 2023

Purdue engineering graduate program ranked in the top 2% nationally, 4th among more than 200 universities in the US

University boasts No. 1 analytical chemistry and ABE programs, showcasing its STEM strengths

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report national graduate school rankings, released Tuesday (April 25), put Purdue’s College of Engineering at No. 4 out of 220 for the third consecutive year, with the nation’s top four as MIT; Stanford; the University of California, Berkeley and Purdue.

Other top-ranked programs at Purdue include Agricultural and Biological Engineering, ranked No. 1 for the third straight year, and Analytical Chemistry maintains its longstanding No. 1 ranking.

Purdue’s Computer Science department continues to build on its strong upward momentum, with a new area ranking in AI; a No. 13 ranking in Programming Languages, and a rise to No. 14 in Systems. Mathematical Analysis at Purdue also ranks No. 20.

Purdue’s newest initiative, Purdue Computes, builds on this momentum to help elevate all of Computing at Purdue into the top 10. In addition to bringing together Computer Science and Computer Engineering, it represents an immediate $50 million investment to expand Purdue’s semiconductor facilities,and launches an Institute of Physical AI at Purdue, focusing on the areas of computing ‘where atoms meet bytes,’ which are crucial for the nation as well as the state of Indiana.

“These rankings reflect the success of our collective research enterprise across Purdue – from record research expenditures, graduate student selectivity and numbers, along with investments in major centers,” said Arvind Raman, the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering.

Provost Patrick Wolfe added, “Along with substantial investments in a reimagined School of Business that plays to our strengths in analytics and engineering, and an expansion into Indianapolis that is strategically focused on these same areas, these latest in a long line of strong STEM rankings highlight our relentless pursuit of scholarly excellence at scale.”

Several Purdue engineering programs continue to rank among the top 10: aerospace (No. 6); civil (No. 7); electrical, industrial and mechanical (all No. 8); and computer (No. 10). Just outside the top 10 are nuclear engineering at No. 11, environmental at No. 12 and materials at No. 13.

Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business continues to advance its rankings in areas of strategic importance to Purdue with, production operations ranked third, project management seventh and supply chain management ninth. Business analytics, one of the fastest-growing programs at Purdue and nationally, now ranks 12th.

Purdue’s veterinary medicine program, which sees intense student demand and consequently plans to increase its enrollment by 50%, sees its latest ranking climb two spots to No. 11 nationwide.

"While all rankings are limited and noisy, Purdue’s excellence at scale is reflected in part in the recent graduate rankings, with top-ranked programs across multiple departments,” said Purdue President Mung Chiang. “We thank our faculty, staff and students for always aiming at “one brick higher” in scholarly excellence.” 

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