College of Engineering programs rank in U.S. News ‘Best Global Universities'

October 23, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Several of Penn State’s programs in the College of Engineering have made a strong showing, nationally and worldwide, in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Global Universities” for 2020, released on Oct. 22.

According to U.S. News, these rankings focus on institutional research through reputation surveys and research metrics. The survey encompasses the top 1,500 institutions across 81 countries and measures factors such as global and regional research reputation, publications and citation impact. 

Overall, Penn State’s programs in engineering rank at No. 16 among U.S. institutions, and 68 worldwide; with mechanical engineering at No. 9 nationally and 51 worldwide; civil engineering at No. 10 nationally, 62 worldwide; and computer science at No. 23 nationally, 94 worldwide.

Among public universities in the U.S., Penn State’s overall engineering programs rank at No. 10.

For more information about how the rankings were calculated, visit the U.S. News website.

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Last Updated October 29, 2019