Woodruff School's Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best

Woodruff School's Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best

June 18, 2024
By Ashley Ritchie

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering's graduate programs are once again ranked among the nation's best, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2024-25 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The mechanical engineering program is ranked No. 5, while Georgia Tech's nuclear engineering program, which is housed in the Woodruff School, is ranked No. 9.

“We are honored that our graduate programs continue to be recognized as two of the best in the nation. These rankings confirm that the Woodruff School is achieving its vision of being a student-centered, research-focused, and service-oriented community recognized for its outstanding education, the development of leaders, and the creation of innovative technological solutions that improve society and the human condition,” said Devesh Ranjan, Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. School Chair and professor. “I am grateful for our outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, whose contributions play a vital role in the success of our top-notch programs."

For the fourth consecutive year, the College of Engineering moved higher on the list, landing at No. 4. The updated rankings released June 18 mark the 13th year with every program in the College in the top 10 of their discipline.

U.S. Newsreleases graduate school rankings each spring.Their evaluation of engineering as a whole is based on a number of factors, including research expenditures and publications, peer and recruiter assessments, and doctoral degrees awarded. Rankings of specific engineering disciplines are based solely on peer assessments by department heads.

In the fall, U.S. News ranked the Woodruff School’s mechanical engineering undergraduate program the best among public universities and No. 2 overall.