Posted September 5, 2006 ATLANTA
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Georgia Tech's College of Engineering Only Engineering School in U.S. With All Ranked Schools in Topï¿½10
The Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering, the largest engineering program in the country, is the only U.S. engineering college with all its ranked programs in the top 10 of their specialty areas, according to U.S. News and World Report.
All of Georgia Tech's eight schools that offer undergraduate programs ranked by U.S. News, including the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, were ranked in the top 10.
"Our engineering programs continue to be recognized as the best," said Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough. "The consistency of the rankings of the individual engineering programs bodes well for our continued success."
Four of Georgia Tech's engineering programs ranked in the top five among their specialty areas. Aerospace engineering ranked second, biomedical engineering placed fourth, civil engineering ranked third, and industrial engineering ranked first.
Electrical engineering and mechanical engineering both placed sixth, computer engineering ranked seventh, materials engineering placed ninth, and chemical engineering ranked tenth.
"Our students, faculty and staff are among the very best in the nation," said College of Engineering Dean Don Giddens. "We are always pushing the envelope in research and education. There is a collegial 'can do' spirit here that is remarkable."
Georgia Tech's College of Engineering is ranked fourth among graduate engineering programs in the United States by U.S. News and grants the largest number of engineering degrees in the nation. The college is also one of the top producers of black, female and Hispanic engineering graduates. Georgia Tech established its first engineering program, mechanical engineering, in 1888.