Posted May 3, 2010 | Atlanta, GA
For an unprecedented twentieth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) as the number one graduate program for industrial and manufacturing engineering in the nation.
Since 1990, with the magazine's inaugural issue of the rankings, the School has been named number one 21 times; in only 1991 was it ranked number two. That makes 21 number one rankings in 22 years!
The College of Engineering (COE), which houses ISyE, has retained its status as the fourth-ranking graduate program overall for engineering for the sixth consecutive year.
"We are pleased to report that once again the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) is ranked first in industrial and manufacturing engineering in the annual U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Graduate School guide," said Chelsea C. White III, ISyE School Chair. “Although we are aware of the issues surrounding such rankings, we take pride in the fact that our hard work and dedication to excellence in education and research continues to be recognized by our peers.”
Each year, the publication collects data from educational institutions and ranks the nation's top programs in each discipline using indicators such as program size, external reputation, student selectivity, faculty honors, and research activity. This year, 192 of 198 schools surveyed provided data, with Georgia Tech coming out on top once again.
Eight other COE programs have again ranked in the top ten, including biomedical (No. 2), civil (No. 3), aerospace (No. 4), environmental (No. 5), electrical (No. 6), mechanical (No. 6), nuclear (No. 8) and materials (No. 8). Of particular note, the civil engineering program moved up to No. 3 from last year’s No. 6 ranking.
Industrial and Systems Engineering