Two Undergraduate Specialty Programs Ranked High In US News & World Report

August 19, 2004

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Two University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduate specialty programs were ranked in the top dozen American public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual undergraduate rankings.

The Leeds School of Business undergraduate entrepreneurship program was tied for sixth in the nation with the University of Maryland-College Park among public universities offering doctorates and tied for 12th among all public and private doctoral universities.

CU-Boulder's undergraduate program in aerospace engineering was ranked 12th among public universities offering doctoral degrees and 17th among both public and private doctoral universities.

CU-Boulder's overall undergraduate engineering program was tied for 18th with four other schools among public universities offering doctoral degrees and tied for 33rd among public and private doctoral universities.

The undergraduate program at the Leeds School of Business tied for 25th with four other public universities offering doctorates and tied for 41st in both public and private doctoral universities. The undergraduate business programs at Colorado State University and Denver University's Daniels Business College were tied for 87th with 15 other schools in the public and private ranking for doctoral universities.

Overall, CU-Boulder was ranked in a tie for 32nd among all public national universities offering doctorates in the annual ranking. Other schools tied for 32nd were Clemson University, State University of New York-Binghamton, the University of California-Santa Cruz and Virginia Tech. Colorado State University was tied for 56th.

Engineering and business were the only academic programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the 2005 Best Colleges Edition. Criteria used by the magazine in the annual undergraduate rankings include retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and the alumni-giving rate.

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