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Rise in Rankings

Rise in Rankings

March 14, 2017

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas has risen 10 spots in the U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of graduate schools.

The Jonsson School is now 63rd, tying the University of Illinois at Chicago.

UT Dallas ranks higher than all public schools in the state except the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

“We have continued to maintain the high quality of our programs while experiencing phenomenal growth in our student enrollment and recruitment of tenured and tenure-track faculty members,” said Dr. Mark W. Spong, dean of the Jonsson School and holder of the Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Electrical Engineering and the Excellence in Education Chair. “I am proud to see that the rankings are starting to reflect our advancements.  It is particularly gratifying to see the rise in reputation of the respective departments within the Jonsson School.”

The Jonsson School has nearly 7,000 students enrolled and more than 160 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. In 2008, the Jonsson School had 2,700 students and less than 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

Jonsson School specialty programs rose in this year’s rankings as well. The specialty category of electrical/electronic/communications engineering climbed 11 spots to 55th, tying with Auburn University, Lehigh University, Oregon State University, Tufts University, University of Central Florida, University of Connecticut, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester and the University of Tennessee.

Computer engineering gained nine spots, moving from 58th to 49th. Also at 49th are Drexel University, Tufts University, the University of California-Riverside, the University of Rochester and the University of Tennessee.

Mechanical engineering improved four spots to come in at No. 85 with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, the University of California-Riverside, the University of Kentucky, the University of Rochester and West Virginia University.

Biomedical engineering rankings were published for the first time where UT Dallas was tied at 68th with Colorado State University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Miami.

 

“We have continued to maintain the high quality of our programs while experiencing phenomenal growth in our student enrollment and recruitment of tenured and tenure-track faculty members,” said Dr. Mark W. Spong, dean of the Jonsson School and holder of the Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Electrical Engineering and the Excellence in Education Chair. “I am proud to see that the rankings are starting to reflect our advancements. It is particularly gratifying to see the rise in reputation of the respective departments within the Jonsson School.”


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