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U.S. News & World Report ranks CEAT among 2024 Best Graduate Schools

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Media Contact: Kristi Wheeler | Manager, CEAT Marketing and Communications | 405-744-5831 |

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University has been ranked No. 77 among public institutions and 111 overall in the Best Graduate Schools in Engineering ranking released by U.S. News & World Report on June 18.

“While CEAT continues to ascend, we are proud of the recognition that our faculty and students have earned,” said Dr. Hanchen Huang, CEAT dean.

CEAT’s online graduate programs ranked at No. 10 among public institutions and No. 14 overall.

The Industrial Engineering and Management and Mechanical Engineering programs ranked among the top 50% of public and private institutions. IEM ranked at No. 26 among public institutions and No. 36 overall while ME ranked at No. 48 among public institutions and No. 77 overall.

CEAT’s Electrical Engineering program improved by 20 spots from last year.

Additionally, the Biosystems Engineering and Petroleum Engineering programs improved this year, both moving up two spots.

Designed for prospective students looking to advance their education post-college, the Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing.

“CEAT’s engineering programs prepare students for successful and rewarding careers, helping them provide novel engineering solutions to challenging problems faced in today’s world,” said Dr. Sunderesh Heragu, CEAT associate dean. “The U.S. News rankings affirm the high-quality education students receive at reasonable cost.”

By collecting graduate school data annually, U.S. News is able to present the latest enrollment numbers, job placement rates, faculty statistics and other essential quality indicators that help prospective students make informed decisions.

“Deciding where to attend graduate school can be formidable, considering the wealth of schools with distinctive and quality programs,” said Dr. LaMont Jones, managing editor for Education at U.S. News.

“The Best Graduate Schools rankings and related content empower prospective students to choose the best fit for their educational needs and ultimately achieve career success.”

An advanced degree in engineering can help students improve their proficiency, specialize in fields of interest and take advantage of leadership opportunities that result in higher salaries. To assist students in discovering the programs that may be the best fit for them, U.S. News' Best Engineering Schools rankings compare schools on their research activity, faculty resources, academic achievements of entering students and assessments by other engineering schools and employers. Prospective students can see how CEAT compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on

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