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U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks UCSB’s Electrical & Computer Engineering and College of Engineering among the “2018 Best Engineering Graduate Schools”

March 20th, 2017

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ECE ranks #13 and the COE at #10 among public institutions

In addition to the current graduate program rankings, the magazine’s 2017 listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities” places UCSB at No. 8. Among the “Best National Universities,” which includes both public and private institutions, UCSB came in at No. 37.

“I am pleased that UC Santa Barbara’s graduate programs have once again been recognized as among the best in the world,” said Carol Genetti, dean of UCSB’s Graduate Division. “The research conducted by our graduate students across disciplines in the sciences, social sciences and humanities is both inspirational and impactful.”

Noted Rod Alferness, dean of the university’s College of Engineering: “We’re delighted at these latest U.S. News rankings for the UCSB College of Engineering, and especially for our widely recognized Materials (#3 overall and #1 public) program. Rankings always include some level of subjectivity and can only tell part of the story, and I’m extremely pleased about the entire story of UCSB engineering, where strong faculty, highly motivated students, and unwavering support for cutting-edge research combine to ensure that breakthroughs occur in every department and our graduates become thriving professionals.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on a weighted average of various measures, some specific to the particular program. The rankings generally include an assessment by peers, with measures of faculty quality and resources, student selectivity, research activity and several other factors.

Highlights of the graduate school rankings are included in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report and in the 2018 edition of its America’s Best Graduate Schools as well as on the magazine’s website.

U.S. News & World Report — "Best Graduate Schools"

The UCSB Current — "U.S. News Ranks UCSB Grad Programs Among the Top" (full article)

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