Facts & Rankings

The Grainger College of Engineering is a global engineering education and research leader across every discipline. Unrivaled in size and resources, we are committed to providing an elite education to every student at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both on-campus and online.

19

Top 10 ranked undergraduate
majors and specialties

#7

Overall undergraduate program

16

Top 10 ranked graduate
degrees and specialties

#10

Overall graduate program

Undergraduate Program Rankings

The undergraduate engineering program at The Grainger College of Engineering is ranked #7 overall in the U.S. News & World Report (published September 2022). The following list includes our ranked undergraduate engineering majors and specialties. Note: U.S. News & World Report does not include Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, Physics, or Systems Engineering and Design undergraduate majors in their rankings.

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  • Ranked Majors
  • #7 Aerospace Engineering
  • #3 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • #17 Bioengineering
  • #5 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • #3 Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • #6 Computer Engineering
  • #5 Computer Science
  • #7 Electrical Engineering
  • #10 Industrial Engineering
  • #2 Materials Science and Engineering
  • #7 Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Mechanics
  • Ranked specialties
  • #7 Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence
  • #8 Computer Science - Biocomputing/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology
  • #4 Computer Science - Computer Systems
  • #5 Computer Science - Cybersecurity
  • #8 Computer Science - Data Analytics/Science
  • #5 Computer Science - Mobile/Web Applications
  • #9 Computer Science - Programming Languages
  • #2 Computer Science - Software Engineering
  • #9 Computer Science - Theory
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Graduate Program Rankings

The graduate engineering program at The Grainger College of Engineering is ranked #10 overall in the U.S. News & World Report (published March 2022). The following list includes our ranked graduate engineering degree programs and specialties. Note: U.S. News & World Report does not include Computer Science graduate degree programs in their rankings.

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  • Ranked Degree Programs
  • #7Aerospace Engineering
  • #7Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • #22Bioengineering
  • #12Chemical Engineering
  • #2Civil Engineering
  • #4 Computer Engineering
  • #4 Electrical Engineering
  • #3 Environmental Engineering
  • #14 Industrial Engineering
  • #6  Materials Science and Engineering
  • #4    Mechanical Engineering / Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • #6Nuclear Engineering
  • #9 Physics
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  • Ranked specialties
  • #8 Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence
  • #5 Computer Science - Programming Language
  • #5 Computer Science - Systems
  • #8 Computer Science - Theory
  • #10 Physics - Atomic / Molecular / Optical
  • #1 Physics - Condensed Matter
  • #4 Physics - Nuclear
  • #12 Physics - Quantum
  • #14 Physics - Elementary Particles/Fields/String Theory
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Online Master's Program Rankings

The online master's degree program at The Grainger College of Engineering is ranked #6 overall in the U.S. News & World Report (published January 2022). The following list includes all of our ranked online master’s engineering degree programs. 

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  • #1 Civil Engineering
  • #4 Electrical Engineering
  • #2 Mechanical Engineering
  • #14 Industrial Engineering
  • #4 Best Online Engineering Program 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