March 17, 2020

By Rachel Steere

The UC Davis College of Engineering continues to rank among the nation’s top graduate engineering schools at 33 out of nearly 200 public and private graduate engineering programs, according to the 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges.

The college’s highest-ranking graduate programs are biological and agricultural engineering and environmental engineering, which moved up five places to 9th in the nation. Aerospace engineering’s graduate program improved significantly from last year’s rankings and mechanical engineering also improved their ranking.

Here is a full list of rankings of our graduate programs:

  • Aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering – ranked 22 (tie)
  • Biological/agricultural engineering – ranked 3
  • Biomedical/bioengineering – ranked 24 (tie)
  • Chemical engineering – ranked 31 (tie)
  • Civil engineering – ranked 12 (tie)
  • Computer engineering – ranked 36 (tie)
  • Electrical engineering – ranked 39 (tie)
  • Environmental engineering – ranked 9 (tie)
  • Materials science and engineering – ranked 31 (tie)
  • Mechanical engineering – ranked 34 (tie)

The U.S. News and World Report ranking annually evaluates engineering graduate schools on a weighted score based on factors such as peer evaluations, research activity, student selectivity and faculty resources. Individual programs are based on peer assessments by department heads in each area.

Visit the U.S. News and World Report website for a complete list of rankings and information on methodology.