Auburn Engineering ranks No. 18 in latest U.S. News online graduate program ranking

By Karen Hunley

Published: Jan 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM


For the fifth-consecutive year, the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has landed in the top 25 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Engineering Programs rankings. The program moved up five spots from last year to No. 18.

In addition, Auburn Engineering’s civil engineering program ranked No. 11 within the online engineering specialty rankings, which are based on responses to the peer assessment survey administered to high-ranking academic officials at engineering colleges with online programs.

Auburn’s online computer science and software engineering program ranked No. 21 in this year’s Best Online Information Technology Programs.

“This year’s overall ranking is a reflection of our hard-working faculty and Engineering Online staff as we continue to focus on offering the highest quality online programs that mirror the traditional classroom experience,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. “In addition, the graduate online civil engineering program’s individual ranking exemplifies our efforts and we’re honored that it is so highly regarded by our peers.”

Auburn Engineering Online is continuing to grow each year, with 14 master’s degrees and 14 graduate certificate programs that are offered entirely online. In 2020 alone, the program began offering an online M.S. in Data Science and Engineering through the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering and seven new graduate certificates with a civil engineering focus. Visit the EOL website for more information.

The annual U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Engineering Program rankings are based on five factors: student engagement (25%), faculty credentials and training (25%), expert opinion/peer assessment (25%), student services and technology (12.5%), and student excellence (12.5%). View the full rankings at

Media Contact: Karen Hunley,, 334.844.2224

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