ISE Jumps Three Spots in National Rankings

The U.S. News and World Report released its national rankings for their “Best Colleges” on September 18th, and the ISE undergraduate program jumped three spots from #15 to #12. The College of Engineering also moved up three spots from 33rd to 30th (tied with Colorado, UC-Davis and Harvard). “The jump in the rankings is indicative of how we have thoughtfully evaluated our program and made conscious choices about the skills required to prepare our students to be marketable candidates in a competitive job landscape,” said ISE Director of Undergraduate Programs Kanton Reynolds. “It reflects what we believe are the emerging priorities of industry and our stakeholders, specifically the companies that are located in and continue to move into the State of North Carolina.”

Reynolds also gives credit for the improvement of ISE’s expanded faculty, evolving course offerings and innovative programmatic efforts. “These have not gone unnoticed and continue to demonstrate the value of an NC State ISE degree,” he explained. “We are excited for the future and the continued growth of our department.”

Other NC State COE Rankings

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering = 7th
  • Chemical Engineering = 17th
  • Civil Engineering = 21st
  • Computer Science = 50th
  • Computer Engineering = 25th
  • Electrical Engineering = 26th
  • Environmental Engineering = 15th
  • Materials Science Engineering = 20th
  • Mechanical Engineering = 25th