Published: March 17, 2020 By

The College of Engineering and Applied Science moved up three places in this year’s U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools rankings, coming in at No. 14 among public institutions and No. 27 overall.

Three engineering degree programs ranked in the top 10 public programs, and four more are in the top 20:

Also earning high rankings were biological engineering (No. 24), the new biomedical engineering program (No. 28) and materials science and engineering (No. 28).

“Three years ago, we set our sights on becoming a premier destination for top U.S. and international graduate students,” said Interim Dean Keith Molenaar. “It’s gratifying to see the success of our strategy being reflected both in our rankings and in our increasingly diverse and talented community of graduate students.” 

More than 2,100 students were enrolled in engineering master’s and PhD programs at CU Boulder in fall 2019. Fiscal year 2019 was also a record-breaking year for research funding in the college with $108 million in new contracts and grants. This is the highest total ever for the college and the second year in a row when awards were above $100 million.