U.S. News & World Report released its 2004 Best Graduate School rankings on April 4, and both the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Education ranked 41st in their respective categories.
Graduate programs at 185 engineering schools and 188 colleges of education that granted doctoral degrees were surveyed and ranked according to factors such as reputation among deans, student selectivity, and faculty research activity. While rankings are at best imperfect, they are a way that many people judge, at least partially, colleges and universities.
"This ranking is an outcome of the hard work of the engineering faculty and an integrated approach to enhance the visibility of our educational programs and faculty activities and their graduate students," says Mohamed El-Aasser, dean of the engineering college.
Sally A. White, dean of the College of Education, proudly notes that the college continues to be one of the most selective and has one of the most productive education faculties in the nation, with funded research per faculty member at $507,600.
Gregory Farrington, university president, sees this news as just one of many signs that the two colleges continue to head in the right direction.
"The underlying fundamentals of both colleges are very strong and recent steps put in place by both Dean El-Aasser and Dean White have yet to have their impact felt," he says. "That makes me bullish about the future."
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2003