For the first time ever, a UMR engineering program is ranked among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News and World Report’s new guidebook, "Best American Colleges 2004."
UMR’s civil engineering degree program, part of the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department, is ranked 24th in the nation in the guidebook. UMR is tied with UCLA and the University of California-San Diego for the No. 24 spot. The program is also tied for 14th place among public schools, tied again with UCLA and UCSD.
"This is fantastic news for our program," says Bill Schonberg, chair of UMR’s civil, architectural and environmental engineering department. "With the completion of our new building, the growth of our research and the expansion of our teaching capabilities, we expect to climb even higher in the U.S. News rankings in coming years."
This is the first time a UMR degree program has been listed among the top 25 of U.S. News’ program rankings.
U.S. News also ranks UMR at No. 51 among the nation’s best doctoral-granting engineering schools and No. 112 among national doctoral-granting universities.