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


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

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 U.S. public universities, 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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Megan Lakatos



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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