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The University of Colorado at Boulder was ranked in a tie for 34th among the nation's public universities offering doctoral degrees in U.S. News & World Report's 2006 Best Colleges undergraduate rankings released today.
CU-Boulder was tied for 34th with Clemson University, North Carolina State-Raleigh and Virginia Tech. In the ranking of all doctoral universities, public and private, CU-Boulder was tied for 78th with five other schools.
CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate program was tied for 21st with the University of California, Santa Barbara and Iowa State University among public universities offering doctoral degrees. In the engineering ranking including all doctoral universities, public and private, CU-Boulder was tied for 36th.
The undergraduate program at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business tied for 21st with both the University of Iowa and the Georgia Institute of Technology in the category for public doctoral universities. Leeds was tied for 35th in the ranking of all doctoral universities, public and private, offering undergraduate business degrees.
In the 2005 specialty rankings released last year by the magazine, two CU-Boulder undergraduate specialty programs were ranked in the top dozen in the nation among public doctoral universities. The Leeds entrepreneurship program was tied for sixth, and the engineering college's aerospace program was ranked 12th. The 2006 extended specialty rankings are not yet available.
Engineering and business were the only academic programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the 2006 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.