In the latest rankings by best-engineering-colleges.com, NC State rates second in the nation for best IE department
In their 2015 list of the Top 25 industrial engineering schools in the nation, Best-Engineering-Colleges.com ranked NC State second out of the possible 200 schools that offer industrial engineering degree programs. ISE also ranked #2 in the south and #1 in the state of North Carolina. In the same rankings, the College of Engineering ranked #10 in the nation (out of 1,871), #4 in the south and #1 in the state of North Carolina.
The rankings have been compiled from the most recent data available from the schools and the US Department of Education. The data they used is both public and unbiased. Unlike other rankings, Best-Engineering-Colleges.com used truly academic measures to determine their lists.
The ranking algorithm is based on 61 academic, financial, and organizational factors and metrics, as well as faculty profiles, student retention rates, and alumni job prospects. The factors are each weighted differently and are then scored to reflect program ratings. The scores were then normalized so that consideration is given to other characteristics of the school. This includes the present student body enrollment, past ranking history of the specific college, and its current trend.
To see the full list of the Top 25 schools, go to http://best-engineering-colleges.com/industrial-engineering