2023-24 Graduate Program Rankings

Woodruff School's Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Best

April 25, 2023

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering's graduate programs are once again ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 edition of Best Graduate Schools, which was released on April 25. The mechanical engineering program is ranked No. 5 (three-way tie), while Georgia Tech's nuclear engineering program, which is housed in the Woodruff School, has climbed one spot to No. 8 (tied with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Grainger).

“We are honored that our mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering programs have been recognized as two of the best in the nation. These rankings confirm that the Woodruff School is delivering on our vision of being a student-centered, research-focused, and service-oriented community recognized for its outstanding education, the development of leaders, and the creation of innovative technological solutions that improve society and the human condition,” said Devesh Ranjan, Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. Chair.  “I am grateful for the support of our outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Their contributions play a vital role in the success of our high-quality programs and commitment to inclusive excellence.”

For a dozen years now, all 11 of the College of Engineering’s programs are ranked in the top 10. Overall, the College climbed two spots to No. 5 and is third among public universities.

U.S. News releases graduate school rankings each spring. Their evaluation of engineering as a whole is based on a variety of factors, including research expenditures, peer assessments, and doctoral degrees awarded. Rankings of specific engineering disciplines are based solely on peer assessments by department heads.