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OSU’s CEAT climbs U.S. News rankings

Fri, March 31, 2017
OSU’s CEAT climbs U.S. News rankings

New 2018 statistics from U.S. News show Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) up again in the rankings, sustaining a three-year increase that has moved it ahead more than 30 spots.

CEAT is currently ranked 104 among peer institutions and 67 among public institutions, a significant upsurge from the college’s ranking of 140 in 2016 and 112 in 2017.  

CEAT administrators credit the continuous rise in the rankings to ample opportunities in both the student experience and research, in addition to new faculty hires and a focus on innovation.

“I am very pleased to see that OSU is being recognized for our outstanding programs and the ongoing improvements that are being made within the college,” says Randy Seitsinger, associate dean of academic affairs for CEAT. “I am especially proud of our success in expanding the size and capability of our faculty, upgrading our facilities to provide state-of-the-art labs, offices and classrooms, and the outstanding students that continue to graduate from CEAT with the education and abilities necessary to transform society.”

The creation of a new living learning program (LLP) in Parker Hall, and a new undergraduate lab building are two ways the college is focused on expanding and improving. 

The newly-renovated Parker Hall will emphasize academic success for incoming freshmen who want to pursue an engineering degree.

“The LLP will make a significant impact on next year’s freshman class when nearly one in four of our new freshmen will live in the same building with upperclassmen for guidance,” says Lance Millis, director of CEAT’s student academic services. “Extensive programming and academic opportunities will be the focus for students in this building.”

The college’s newest endeavor — an undergraduate lab building — will also enhance the student experience, offering interdisciplinary opportunities in a facility tailored specifically for engineering undergraduates. Set for completion in the fall of 2018, the building will house 14 undergraduate research labs, as well as a lecture hall, student project spaces and sticky spaces.

“This facility will make CEAT the only place in the United States where engineers, architects and technologists can come together in an academic setting,” says Seitsinger. “This venue will help students understand how important collaboration is and how vital the other disciplines are to the big picture.”

For more information on the new undergraduate lab building, visit https://ceat.okstate.edu/undergraduate-lab.