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