Penn State ranks third in NSF engineering research ranking

A new report by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ranked Penn State engineering third in overall research expenditures.

Penn State engineering has consistently ranked third in the NSF survey since the 2001 fiscal year. The NSF's latest ranking uses data from the 2010 fiscal year.

Among individual fields, three Penn State programs were in the top five: materials was second, electrical engineering was third and mechanical engineering was third.

Computer science and aerospace engineering were in the top 10, ranking eighth and 10th, respectively.

The NSF engineering ranking includes expenditures from across Penn State, including the College of Engineering, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the Applied Research Laboratory and other interdisciplinary research centers and laboratories.

The NSF survey included 22 fields across engineering, life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences.

Penn State was ranked 14th in overall research expenditures. Its dozen programs in the top 10 was second only to Johns Hopkins University's tally of 14 programs in the top 10.

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Last Updated May 03, 2012