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CAEE Once Again No. 3 in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

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Mar. 10, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering remains to No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 graduate program rankings, strengthening the department's position as one of the nation’s elite engineering departments.  The graduate program in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering is ranked No. 6.

In addition, the Cockrell School of Engineering graduate programs maintained its standing as No. 10.  The Cockrell School’s aerospace, chemical, computer, and electrical engineering programs were all ranked in the nation’s top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today.

More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned faculty. The Cockrell School’s 27 research centers and affiliated research units provide graduate students with the opportunities to focus on various high-demand areas that impact society and improve lives across the world.

Last year, in addition to being ranked among the top 10 graduate engineering programs, the Cockrell School was ranked among the top 10 for its undergraduate program in U.S. News & World Report’s undergraduate rankings. The school was also ranked the No. 5 best engineering program in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and the No. 8 best engineering school in the world by Professional Engineering magazine.