CU-Boulder Ranked 34th Best Public University By U.S. News & World Report

Published: Aug. 17, 2006

The University of Colorado at Boulder was ranked 34th among the nation's public universities offering doctoral degrees in U.S. News & World Report's 2007 Best Colleges undergraduate rankings released today.

CU-Boulder was tied for 34th with Virginia Tech. In the ranking of all doctoral universities, public and private, CU-Boulder was tied for 77th with three other schools. CU-Boulder's 2007 ranking for public universities is unchanged from last year.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate program at CU-Boulder was tied for 19th with the University of California, Davis, the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Virginia among public universities offering doctoral degrees in the 2007 U.S. News rankings. In the ranking for all doctoral universities, public and private, CU-Boulder's engineering college was tied for 34th.

The undergraduate program at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business was tied for 23rd with Virginia Tech for public doctoral universities offering business programs. Leeds was tied for 37th in this year's ranking of all doctoral universities, public and private.

In the extended specialty rankings released last year by the magazine, CU-Boulder's undergraduate aerospace engineering program was ranked 12th in the nation for public universities offering doctoral programs. The 2007 extended specialty rankings are not yet available.

The CU-Colorado Springs engineering program was tied for sixth in public universities whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's and tied for 16th for all bachelor's and master's universities, both public and private.

Engineering and business were the only programs ranked by U.S. News in the 2007 edition of Best Colleges. According to U.S. News, ranking criteria included academic peer assessment, graduation and retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.