• September 2, 2014

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Arizona State U.
Electrical Engineering
11 40 15 51 21 59 51 109 14 31
Auburn U.
Electrical Engineering
55 103 51 111 55 105 10 54 43 86
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Electrical & Computer Engineering
100 130 93 132 104 124 36 94 73 116
Boston U.
Electrical Engineering
20 59 11 47 53 104 55 107 32 58
Brown U.
ENGINEERING: Electrical Science and Computer Engineering
12 36 21 60 7 46 30 95 29 55
California Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
4 8 4 11 4 25 66 120 6 14
Carnegie Mellon U.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
20 54 29 87 20 56 37 94 15 26
Case Western Reserve U.
Electrical Engineering
13 45 7 25 120 130 113 132 23 57
Catholic U. of America
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
121 133 66 114 130 136 83 118 110 132
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Electrical Engineering
86 120 40 92 75 109 10 47 107 131
Clarkson U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
114 131 93 131 46 101 126 134 110 131
Clemson U.
Electrical Engineering
74 113 86 126 4 30 118 133 66 104
Cleveland State U.
Engineering (Electrical and Computer)
134 136 134 136 130 135 54 103 125 135
Colorado State U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
25 71 21 75 31 81 36 96 49 96
Columbia U.
Electrical Engineering
26 66 13 53 93 124 66 118 25 50
Cornell U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
13 43 14 50 38 84 87 121 17 32
Drexel U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
52 95 54 109 50 113 49 103 53 93
Duke U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
10 40 11 48 11 46 12 48 30 58
Florida Atlantic U.
Electrical Engineering
134 136 122 135 127 133 3 11 134 136
Florida Inter-
national U.

Electrical Engineering
112 132 101 133 64 111 2 4 124 135
George Washing-
ton U.

Electrical Engineering
115 131 82 121 129 135 41 100 92 118
Georgia Institute of Technology
Electrical & Computer Engineering
8 30 14 59 79 107 20 74 2 7
Harvard U.
DEAS-Engineering Sciences
1 3 1 3 20 66 58 110 4 15
Howard U.
Electrical Engineering
107 129 119 135 53 106 1 1 129 136
Illinois Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
105 128 96 130 68 108 18 81 77 107
Iowa State U.
Electrical Engineering
18 53 19 69 15 54 17 81 22 38
Johns Hopkins U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
22 61 13 49 39 89 18 73 20 48
Kansas State U.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
80 124 76 128 29 105 25 90 92 128
Lehigh U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
70 112 58 122 41 88 5 36 59 99
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Electrical Engineering
88 124 71 125 112 125 5 35 81 109
Marquette U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
52 114 28 99 55 107 63 111 77 119
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering
6 18 6 20 11 46 108 128 7 15
Michigan State U.
Electrical Engineering
23 59 40 98 9 33 10 50 47 87
Michigan Technological U.
Electrical Engineering
67 112 80 129 63 111 18 87 84 116
Mississippi State U.
Electrical Engineering
129 134 104 133 135 136 17 67 93 120
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
61 100 60 111 15 59 6 37 37 69
New Mexico State U. at Las Cruces
Electrical and Computer Engineering
56 103 48 112 13 66 58 110 90 122
North Carolina State U.
Electrical Engineering
58 100 47 101 104 124 47 105 38 69
North-
eastern U.

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Computer
53 115 52 118 18 126 6 35 69 130
North-
western U.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
8 29 10 43 22 69 74 121 20 38
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Electrical Engineering
29 71 31 91 52 107 34 93 19 39
Ohio U. Main Campus
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
106 128 113 133 56 108 52 110 96 120
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Electrical Engineering
105 127 88 126 20 77 27 92 101 127
Old Dominion U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
70 122 40 112 68 103 100 125 88 120
Oregon Health and Science U.
Electrical Engineering
16 62 54 128 14 70 4 23 66 119
Oregon State U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
57 102 61 118 56 110 97 127 71 107
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Electrical Engineering
12 40 14 50 30 73 53 110 16 29
Princeton U.
Electrical Engineering
1 3 1 4 1 14 28 85 2 3
Purdue U. Main Campus
Electrical & Computer Engineering
8 26 13 47 55 97 21 82 5 13
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electric Power Engineering
28 80 27 93 58 112 9 50 40 79
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electrical Engineering
22 62 14 55 89 121 37 102 21 39
Rice U.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
22 56 25 74 26 78 104 129 40 72
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Electrical and Computer Engineering
59 106 29 81 99 122 8 43 50 94
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Electrical and Computer Engineering
126 133 131 136 54 110 4 23 103 129
Southern Methodist U.
Electrical Engineering
81 112 83 123 66 115 16 63 57 105
Stanford U.
Electrical Engineering
1 3 1 4 57 102 76 117 1 1
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Electrical and Computer Engineering
46 91 50 105 24 65 4 27 51 94
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Electrical & Computer Engineering
95 123 94 127 103 124 14 67 65 100
Texas A&M U.
Electrical Engineering
36 70 34 79 107 120 8 44 15 24
Texas A&M U.
Computer Engineering
55 96 42 96 43 106 15 69 49 87
Texas Tech U.
Electrical Engineering
75 123 19 76 33 91 73 120 120 135
Tufts U.
Electrical Engineering
78 116 88 124 3 43 98 125 107 133
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Electrical Engineering
62 108 46 105 103 123 10 50 51 92
U. of Akron
Electrical and Computer Engineering
88 128 72 124 21 88 28 95 107 132
U. of Alabama
Electrical and Computer Engineering
132 136 111 135 128 135 123 135 110 131
U. of Alabama at Huntsville
Electrical Engineering
78 126 49 122 38 94 104 128 123 135
U. of Arizona
Electrical & Computer Engineering
64 112 41 100 116 125 40 104 30 62
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Electrical Engineering
62 107 86 129 3 26 3 20 83 118
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Microelectronics-photonics
11 41 19 63 1 13 15 60 35 81
U. of California at Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
7 26 8 31 23 69 118 132 6 15
U. of California at Davis
Electrical & Computer Engineering
53 99 41 103 68 112 103 126 58 95
U. of California at Irvine
Electrical and Computer Engineering
53 93 39 94 112 125 17 69 50 88
U. of California at Los Angeles
Electrical Engineering
6 19 5 19 70 105 74 117 5 13
U. of California at Riverside
Electrical Engineering
10 38 10 41 8 58 2 8 30 63
U. of California at San Diego
Electrical and Computer Engineering
12 42 9 36 73 112 105 129 11 19
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Electrical & Computer Engineering
4 8 3 8 69 109 107 130 3 8
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Electrical Engineering
14 45 12 49 3 16 12 54 31 60
U. of Central Florida
Computer Engineering
113 131 111 135 4 29 75 117 104 129
U. of Central Florida
Electrical Engineering
53 98 57 114 3 21 15 69 43 83
U. of Central Florida
Optics
6 21 4 12 11 43 112 131 16 36
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Electrical & Computer Engineering
61 103 58 116 41 79 24 85 41 74
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Electrical Engineering
41 89 33 97 99 119 111 130 32 67
U. of Connec-
ticut

Electrical Engineering Ph.D.
20 55 14 59 19 64 20 79 27 50
U. of Dayton
Electrical Engineering
68 115 67 125 14 56 14 62 82 116
U. of Dayton
Electro-Optics
18 62 9 50 3 30 132 136 38 86
U. of Delaware
Electrical and Computer Engineering
48 90 45 104 47 96 53 114 47 87
U. of Florida
Electrical and Computer Engineering
35 84 34 100 54 95 32 93 23 46
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Electrical Engineering
90 125 81 127 17 57 70 119 97 125
U. of Houston main campus
Electrical Engineering
37 74 41 90 48 104 12 58 53 96
U. of Idaho
Electrical Engineering
103 129 90 132 76 114 135 136 106 133
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Electrical & Computer Engineering
56 105 43 100 29 80 24 92 65 105
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Electrical and Computer Engineering
4 13 6 23 12 48 84 121 3 7
U. of Iowa
Electrical and Computer Engineering
23 62 15 61 10 46 30 89 43 89
U. of Kansas
Electrical Engineering
62 111 67 123 4 25 116 133 77 111
U. of Kentucky
Electrical Engineering
19 58 26 83 2 22 48 114 50 95
U. of Louisville
Electrical Engineering
67 119 38 109 95 122 51 115 102 128
U. of Maryland at College Park
Electrical Engineering
26 73 23 80 116 126 26 87 14 26
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Electrical Engineering
44 107 15 71 126 130 3 16 45 97
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Electrical and Computer Engineering
27 72 29 92 34 95 6 39 56 94
U. of Miami
Electrical and Computer Engineering
60 111 49 118 41 98 4 26 59 97
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
8 27 8 29 64 101 55 108 4 11
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Electrical Engineering
14 47 13 57 24 57 64 116 15 30
U. of Mississippi
Electrical Engineering
23 65 19 72 1 4 31 108 43 81
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Electrical Engineering
92 126 85 129 63 107 51 107 100 126
U. of Missouri at Rolla
Electrical Engineering
76 118 68 123 44 99 36 105 63 105
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Electrical Engineering
54 96 97 130 4 36 16 71 82 112
U. of Nevada at Reno
Electrical Engineering
86 126 77 127 3 55 97 128 108 133
U. of New Hampshire
Electrical Engineering
123 133 92 130 125 132 130 135 109 132
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Electrical & Computer Engineering
54 100 40 99 26 95 27 92 46 88
U. of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
90 126 66 124 33 95 13 64 110 131
U. of Notre Dame
Electrical and Computer Engineering
33 81 25 87 21 68 56 109 36 71
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Electrical & Computer Engineering
51 101 55 118 16 60 63 113 83 115
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Electrical and Systems Engineering
37 76 43 97 12 49 55 113 49 79
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Electrical Engineering
72 107 86 124 23 79 27 87 47 85
U. of Rochester
Electrical Engineering
31 77 23 82 39 94 32 93 38 69
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Electrical Engineering
4 17 3 12 14 52 23 84 14 39
U. of South Florida
Electrical Engineering
101 127 88 129 69 106 31 93 74 108
U. of Southern California
Electrical Engineering
35 71 29 78 114 126 47 108 11 20
U. of Tennessee
Electrical and Computer Engineering
53 100 57 119 60 106 12 66 51 89
U. of Texas at Austin
Electrical and Computer Engineering
25 64 16 55 129 133 84 122 5 14
U. of Texas at Dallas
Electrical Engineering
65 112 57 115 64 114 42 100 43 87
U. of Toledo
Electrical Engineering
75 118 110 134 2 36 40 103 87 119
U. of Utah
Electrical Engineering
32 70 25 77 38 97 69 119 47 92
U. of Virginia
Electrical Engineering
14 50 14 58 39 92 10 52 26 49
U. of Washing-
ton

Electrical Engineering
30 62 35 85 15 51 90 121 27 45
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Electrical Engineering
29 70 26 85 65 104 37 97 23 42
U. of Wyoming
Electrical and Computer Engineering
51 104 81 130 27 102 53 103 77 130
Utah State U.
Electrical Engineering (ENG)
106 127 124 135 27 96 129 136 105 127
Vanderbilt U.
Electrical Engineering
24 61 20 68 4 34 34 94 35 68
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Electrical and Computer Science Engineering
45 96 31 94 90 122 44 108 72 116
Virginia Tech
Electrical Engineering
29 68 48 111 51 101 60 111 19 38
Washing-
ton State U.

Electrical Engineering
68 111 59 112 86 120 19 78 77 107
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Electrical and Systems Engineering
55 97 50 101 80 117 116 132 42 73
Wayne State U.
Computer Engineering
105 131 63 120 123 134 39 106 66 113
Wayne State U.
Electrical Engineering
92 125 60 117 115 127 36 96 73 103
Yale U.
Electrical Engineering
6 24 7 25 15 73 12 68 21 46
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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