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ECE ranked in top 5 ECE departments in nation in the latest National Research Council (NRC) report

September 28th, 2010

According to the assessment released by the National Research Council (NRC) on September 28, 2010, the ECE Department ranks among the top 5 ECE departments in the Nation.

The NRC collected data on 20 program characteristics and provided rankings using two different weightings of these characteristics, the R-ranking and the S-ranking. The ECE Department at UCSB is 5th according to the R-ranking and 4th under the S-ranking.

By any ranking that weights research productivity as measured by publications per faculty, citations, and percentage of faculty with research grants, the ECE Department ranks in the top 5 or higher.

Additional information on the NRC rankings:

UCSB Graduate Division Summaries – including all departments in the College of Engineering

The Chronicle of Higher Education – allows comparisons between programs by category

National Research Council – assessment of research doctorate programs report

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