The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder is a tier-one professional school—one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation.
The following rankings, published annually by U.S. News and World Report, are based on a survey of 198 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees. Note that specialty rankings are not available in all disciplines at the undergraduate level, and not all disciplines are ranked every year.
Undergraduate Engineering Programs
Graduate Engineering Programs
(among 55 schools)
(among 125 schools)
(among 141 schools)
(among 142 schools)
(among 155 schools)
(among 173 schools)
(among 95 schools)
(among 163 schools)
Boulder is the No. 1 city in the U.S. for tech start-up density, according to a joint report issued in August 2013 by the technology policy coalition Engine and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The American Institute of Economic Research ranked Boulder the No. 3 small city on its College Destinations Index for 2012-13.
The Center for World University Rankings ranks CU-Boulder #11 among U.S. public comprehensive institutions and #46 overall in the world in its 2013 ranking of the top 100 degree-granting institutions of higher education.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks CU-Boulder among the top 100 values in higher education.
The National Research Council rankings of doctoral programs in America, released in 2010, ranked four of CU-Boulder's six engineering PhD programs as high as the top 10 or top 10 percent in their field. For more information, go to NRC 2010 Rankings.
Keep up with the latest news about the college by reading the 2013 issue of CUEngineering magazine online.