U.S. News & World Report Ranks UCSB Department of Chemical Engineering #6 in the Country’s Top Public National Universities

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemical Engineering placed No. 6 among public universities and No. 10 overall, in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of the top engineering graduate programs in the nation.  

The UCSB College of Engineering graduate program was ranked No. 13 among public universities, and CoE earned the No. 13 position among both public universities. CoE’s materials program was also ranked No. 1 among public institutions and No. 3 overall. 

The rankings in the Best Colleges 2019 guidebook are based on data U.S. News & World Report collects directly from colleges and universities, as well as from other sources. The magazine evaluates and analyzes data on various indicators of academic quality and assigns a weight to each factor based on its relative importance. It then tabulates composite scores and ranks institutions against others in the same peer group. The “peer assessment score,” reflects assessments by presidents, provosts, and top admissions officials at peer institutions. ChE

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