U.S. News ranks Iowa State graduate programs among the top 25 public programs

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University's College of Engineering continues to be ranked among the top 25 public engineering colleges in the country, according to the latest graduate and professional school rankings by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

The magazine's latest graduate rankings, now online at www.usnews.com, rank Iowa State's College of Engineering 24th among public universities. The college ranks 45th among all 199 schools granting doctoral degrees in engineering.

The college's ranking reflects the top-25 rankings among public universities for seven of its departments: aerospace engineering, and industrial and manufacturing systems engineering ranked 15th; materials science and engineering ranked 20th; chemical and biological engineering, and mechanical engineering ranked 22nd; civil, construction and environmental engineering ranked 23rd; electrical and computer engineering ranked 24th.

The magazine also ranked several Iowa State programs in science and education among the country's top 25 public programs: Statistics ranked seventh; inorganic chemistry ranked 10th; analytical chemistry ranked 12th, higher education administration ranked 13th; counseling/personnel services ranked 17th; and, the chemistry department ranked 22nd.

"We are pleased that a number of Iowa State's graduate programs in engineering, education and the sciences are being recognized for their quality," said David Holger, the dean of Iowa State's Graduate College. "It is a goal of Iowa State's strategic plan to improve the rigor, challenge and international reputation of the university's academic programs. We're committed to strengthening the undergraduate, graduate and professional education offered at Iowa State and to enhancing our students' success on campus and beyond."