College of Science and Engineering graduate programs receive high rankings in U.S. News report

All CSE programs ranked in the top 25 nationally among public universities

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/17/2023)—The University of Minnesota Twin Cities remains one of the top schools in the country for science and engineering, according to a new U.S. News and World Report. Several U of M College of Science and Engineering graduate programs ranked in the top 25 overall, and all CSE graduate programs landed in the top 25 among public universities across the nation.

The University’s Chemical Engineering (6th) and Environmental Engineering (9th) were ranked among the top 10 in their fields. Mathematics followed closely behind at 11th overall and 4th among public universities.

Chemistry, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, computer engineering, materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, earth sciences, and electrical engineering all placed within the top 30 overall, with higher rankings among public universities. 

As a whole, 72 University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduate programs and schools earned places among the top 30 in their field. Last fall, U.S. News & World Report ranked the U of M Twin Cities campus as the No. 23 public university in the country for undergraduate education.

“We have long celebrated the extraordinary teaching and research taking place at the University of Minnesota, and we have continued to aim higher with guidance from MPact 2025, the University’s systemwide strategic plan. These well-earned placements of many of our graduate programs among the best in the country illustrate some of our University’s great strengths,” said University President Joan Gabel. “When we talk about how the U of M improves the lives of Minnesotans and people around the world, that work is rooted in education and discovery. Faculty and students in our graduate school programs are focused on those aspects of our mission every day, and their talents and commitment are reflected in these national recognitions.”

Learn more about the University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduate program rankings.