Auburn Engineering climbs to No. 31 in U.S. News and World Report rankings

Published: Apr 25, 2023 5:44 AM

By Joe McAdory

Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering was again recognized as a leader in higher education, ranking among the nation’s top public institutions in U.S. News and World Report’s 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools.

U.S. News and World Report, which ranks graduate programs nationally each spring, designated Auburn Engineering No. 31 among public institutions when its annual list was released Tuesday, April 18. Auburn Engineering’s graduate programs continued its upward trajectory in the annual rankings among public institutions, climbing 10 spots in the past four years.

“This is a testament to our premier graduate engineering experience at Auburn,” said Maria Auad, associate dean for graduate studies and faculty development. “We have invested significant resources and energy into hiring renowned faculty, developing exceptional student-support programs, building unrivaled facilities for cutting-edge research and providing new opportunities for experiential learning. This ranking confirms that commitment.”

U.S. News and World Report ranks colleges based on peer assessment, recruiter assessment, faculty resources, doctoral degrees awarded, student-faculty ratios, research expenditures, acceptance rates and mean GRE quantitative scores.

Select Auburn Engineering specialty fields of study also ranked among the nation’s best public programs. Biological/agricultural engineering (biosystems engineering) ranked No. 17, industrial and systems engineering at No. 21, aerospace engineering at No. 27, chemical engineering at No. 31, mechanical engineering at No. 35, civil and environmental engineering at No. 35, electrical and computer engineering at No. 40, computer science and software engineering at No. 42, and materials engineering at No. 50.

Auburn Engineering is no stranger to high marks from U.S. News and World Report. The college’s undergraduate program ranked No. 35 among public institutions last fall, while online programs were ranked No. 16 among all institutions in January.

“Consistent high rankings covering the breadth of our programs is another validation that the Samuel Ginn College is a national leader in engineering education, on-campus and online, and recognizes our efforts to create an unrivaled student-centered engineering experience,” said Steve Taylor, interim dean of engineering. “When students come to Auburn, they receive hands-on experiences both inside and outside the classroom, backed by expert faculty and unparalleled student support programs. Our alumni have long known this, but our engineering peers surveyed by U.S. News & World Report see this, too.”

Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Auburn Engineering’s graduate programs are ranked No. 3 among public institutions in the Southeastern Conference and again No. 1 in the state.

Diversity within Auburn’s 10 engineering fields of study – aerospace, biosystems, chemical, civil, computer science and software, electrical and computer, industrial and systems, materials, mechanical and wireless – provide graduate students with a host of masters and doctorate programs.

Prospective graduate students can learn more about Auburn Engineering, apply and schedule a visit here.

Media Contact: Joe McAdory,, 334.844.3447
Auburn has climbed 10 spots in U.S. News' Best Engineering Graduate Program rankings over the past four years.

Auburn has climbed 10 spots in U.S. News' Best Engineering Graduate Program rankings over the past four years.

Recent Headlines