Mechanical and nuclear engineering graduate programs advance in national rankings
March 16, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s nuclear engineering graduate program is ranked eighth and the mechanical engineering graduate program is ranked 15th in the latest annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, released on March 14.
The 2018 edition shows that the nuclear engineering program moved up two slots from last year and is now in the top 29 percent amongst its counterparts at other national universities. The mechanical engineering program advanced one spot and is in the top 9 percent of its peers.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the data for the annual graduate school rankings come from statistical surveys of more than 1,970 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 16,500 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2016 and early 2017.
Read more about Penn State's overall graduate school rankings and how other graduate programs faired on the U.S. News’ website.
More information about the mechanical and nuclear engineering programs at Penn State can be found here.