The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering’s undergraduate program has been ranked in a four-way tie for 15th overall and eighth among public doctoral-granting institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings of the nation’s best colleges.
The rankings, released Sept. 13, 2021, include 389 national doctoral universities and are in the 2022 edition of America’s Best Colleges.
Several undergraduate engineering specialties also were ranked. They include:
- Biomedical engineering—#21 (#8 among public universities)
- Chemical engineering—#10 (#7 among public universities)
- Civil engineering—#16 (#11 among public universities)
- Computer engineering—#13 (#7 among public universities)
- Electrical engineering—#16 (#10 among public universities)
- Environmental engineering—#21 (#13 among public universities)
- Industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering—#8 (#7 among public universities)
- Materials engineering—#14 (#8 among public universities)
- Mechanical engineering—#18 (#10 among public universities)
Nuclear engineering, a discipline not included in the 2022 program rankings, remains second nationally.
U.S. News gathers data from and about each school regarding undergraduate academic reputation, student excellence, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, alumni giving, graduation and retention rates, graduate rate performances, and social mobility. Each indicator is assigned a weight based on U.S. News’ judgments about which measures of quality matter most.