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Civil Engineering Program Ranked No. 2 in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

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Mar. 20, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering is once again highly ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 graduate program rankings, affirming the department's position as one of the nation’s top engineering programs.

The graduate program in Civil Engineering is ranked No. 2 and the Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering program is ranked No. 6.

The department's graduate program provides students with the educational background needed to develop solutions, technologies, and sustainable systems that impact society and improve lives around the world. Graduate students work collaboratively alongside faculty who are internationally recognized leaders in their fields.

In addition, the Cockrell School of Engineering is ranked as the No.10 best engineering school in the country, and several of UT Austin’s engineering programs ranked in the nation’s top 10 for their respective programs, according to the rankings.

U.S. News & World Report’s engineering graduate program rankings are based on student acceptance rates, faculty/student ratios, research expenditures, reputation among engineers in industry and academia, the number of doctoral degrees produced, the percentage of faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering and entrance exam scores.

The department's civil and environmental engineering undergraduate programs are both ranked No. 4 in the U.S. News and Report's 2018 undergraduate program rankings.