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Facts & Rankings

Our students receive instruction from leading expert researchers and practitioners in your field. Their courses are filled with engaging, cutting-edge theory coupled with high-impact engineering research and hands-on learning experiences to ensure you are staying at the forefront of innovation.

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Top 10 ranked degree programs

#6

Overall undergraduate program

#10

Overall graduate program

 

Undergraduate Program Rankings

Undergraduate engineering majors at The Grainger College of Engineering are ranked #6 overall in the U.S. News & World Report (published September, 2020). The following list includes all of our ranked undergraduate engineering majors. Note: U.S. News & World Report does not include  nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineering, or systems engineering and design undergraduate majors in their rankings. The engineering physics major was last ranked in September 2015.

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  • #9 Aerospace Engineering
  • #6 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • #20 Bioengineering
  • #11 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • #6 Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • #7 Computer Engineering
  • #5 Computer Science
  • #7 Electrical Engineering
  • #2 Engineering Physics
  • #6 Environmental Engineering
  • #6 Industrial Engineering
  • #2 Materials Science and Engineering
  • #8 Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Mechanics

Graduate Program Rankings

Graduate engineering programs at The Grainger College of Engineering are ranked #10 overall in the Best Graduate Schools issue of U.S. News & World Report (published March 2020). The following list includes all of our ranked graduate engineering science specialties.

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  • #7 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
  • #6 Biological / Agricultural
  • #24 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • #13 Chemical
  • #1 Civil
  • #5 Computer Engineering
  • #5 Computer Science
  • #8 Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence
  • #11 Computer Science - Programming Language
  • #5 Computer Science - Systems
  • #12 Computer Science - Theory
  • #4 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • #4 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • #14 Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering
  • #6 Materials
  • #5 Mechanical
  • #6 Nuclear
  • #9 Physics
  • #12 Physics - Atomic / Molecular / Optical
  • #1 Physics - Condensed Matter
  • #11 Physics - Nuclear
  • #9 Online Graduate Engineering

Online Master's Program Rankings

Grainger Engineering's online master's degree programs are ranked #9 overall in the U.S. News & World Report (published January 2021). These programs provide the same rigorous and rewarding academic experience found on campus, while offering the flexibility, convenience, and ease of online access. We offer online master’s degree programs in multiple disciplines, instructed by world-class faculty in highly engaging virtual classroom environments. The curriculum covers in-demand topics that build knowledge and skills for immediate workplace applicability and rapid career growth.

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  • #1 Civil Engineering
  • #4 Electrical Engineering
  • #8 Engineering Management
  • #2 Mechanical Engineering
  • #8 Industrial Engineering
  • #9 Overall Online Engineering Program
  • #5 Best  Online Engineering Program for Veterans

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Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs

#1
Best Online Master's in Civil Engineering Programs

#2
Best Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering Programs

#4
Best Online Master's in Electrical Engineering Programs

#5
Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs for Veterans

A Tradition of Excellence

In addition to our individual undergraduate and graduate degree programs receiving top nationwide rankings, the Grainger College of Engineering and the greater University of Illinois have also continuously received praise for our reputation, strength of academic programming, outstanding faculty, and leading research. We are proud to be a leader in our field, providing an enriching experience that will innovate the future of engineering. Explore some of our recent accolades below!

 Leading the Field in Engineering and Technology

Recognition for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana-Champaign Community: Fulfillment and Innovation