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CAEE Among the Top Five in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

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Sept. 10, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering is once again ranked in the top five in the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, strengthening the department's position as one of the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs:

No. 4 Civil Engineering

No. 5 Environmental Engineering

In addition, the Cockrell School of Engineering’s undergraduate engineering program rose two spots to No. 9, and several of UT Austin’s engineering programs ranked in the nation’s top 10 for their respective programs, according to the rankings released on Sept. 10.

The University of Texas at Austin also rose seven spots to No. 49 in this year’s ranking of national universities. Among public universities, UT rose three spots to No. 15 and remains the top-ranked public university in Texas and the region.

“These rankings show that UT’s strategic focus on students graduating on time in our high-quality degree programs is working and is gaining momentum,” said President Gregory L. Fenves. “By striving to improve student success, especially engagement of first-year students, and recruiting and retaining the best faculty, UT is creating a stronger academic experience for all students. As graduation rates have increased, we are able to admit a thousand more first-year students than UT was admitting six years ago, providing greater access for students of all backgrounds.”

The department's graduate program in civil engineering is ranked No. 2 and the environmental engineering program is ranked No. 6 and in the U.S. News and Report's 2019 graduate program rankings earlier this year.