MSOE was included on several lists within the 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings, moved up in several categories and marked a new milestone for its Civil Engineering program, which debuted on the list this year.

Specific to its engineering programs, MSOE was named among the best in the United States:

  • 9th Best Engineering Programs overall in the U.S. among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s
  • 4th Best Computer Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 5th Best Electrical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 7th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in the U.S.
  • 8th Best Civil Engineering Program in the U.S.   

Overall, the university received the following designations in the Midwest:

  • 10th Best University in the Midwest
  • 9th Best Value School in the Midwest
  • 8th Best University in the Midwest for Veterans  

“These rankings are a testament to our commitment to our new vision statement, developed as part of the strategic planning process: MSOE will set the standard for preparing leaders to solve the diverse technical challenges of the 21st century,” said Dr. John Walz, MSOE president.  

MSOE also was recognized among universities having the Best Foreign Student Factor in the Midwest. This list identifies those institutions with large proportions of international students, which provides a professionally and personally rewarding dynamic on campus.  

The 2019 rankings by U.S. News provide an examination of how nearly 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Rankings are based on several factors and scores are weighted to arrive at a final overall score. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment of excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving. U.S. News uses the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to group schools into like categories. MSOE is classified as a Regional University.  

U.S. News bases its undergraduate engineering programs rankings on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions, who are surveyed each spring and asked to rate each program they are familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).  

Read more about all of MSOE’s rankings.