The University of Missouri-Rolla is one of the nation’s top graduate engineering schools listed in U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings of graduate schools.
UMR is ranked 73rd among the nation’s best engineering schools in U.S. News’ report, "Best Graduate Schools 2004," which hit newsstands on Monday, April 7. As part of the overall rankings, corporate recruiters placed UMR among the top 50 of all graduate programs. UMR was No. 45 in terms of ranking by recruiters.
UMR is also No. 45 on the list among public universities making the U.S. News ranking. UMR is the only public university from Missouri included in the report.
"This is tremendous news for UMR," says Dr. Y.T. Shah, UMR’s provost. "These U.S. News rankings not only recognize UMR’s exceptional graduate engineering programs, but also show that we are gaining recognition for recent advances in sponsored research and new graduate program offerings. "
UMR is gaining recognition for undergraduate engineering as well. Last fall, U.S. News listed UMR among its top 50 undergraduate engineering schools.
Shah says that UMR’s recent efforts to increase research funding and expand graduate programs have helped UMR become more widely recognized. UMR’s creation of online graduate programs in engineering management, systems engineering and mining engineering in recent years have also helped to expand the campus’ offerings. UMR also provides graduate-level distance-education to the military at nearby Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.