Kansas State University’s Engineering Programs Earn Top National Recognition in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

By Trish Svoboda

According to U.S. News & World Report, two graduate degree programs offered by the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University have been recognized among the top in the nation.

In the 2024 edition of the publication’s Best Graduate Schools for Engineering list, K-State’s graduate programs in biological and agricultural engineering and civil engineering showed significant improvement. The biological and agricultural engineering program climbed three spots to rank 12th nationally, while the civil engineering program jumped eight spots to rank 69th.

“We are pleased to see the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering be represented so well in these rankings,” said Matt O’Keefe, dean of engineering and LeRoy C. and Aileen H. Paslay chair in engineering at K-State. “It reflects the hard work of our faculty and staff to build these programs and achieve at the highest levels nationally, as well as the value of an advanced engineering degree from Kansas State University. We will continue to build on this progress as we join in supporting K-State’s overall vision to be the next-generation land-grant university.”

U.S. News & World Report assessed over 2,200 academic programs for its rankings, collecting input from deans, program directors, and senior faculty nationwide, as well as using statistical indicators to measure faculty quality, research impact, and post-graduate outcomes.

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