Engineering programs ranked among nation’s best

The School of Engineering offers eleven four-year degrees.

The School of Engineering offers eleven four-year degrees.

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New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the engineering programs at Penn State Behrend among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. Behrend is at No. 46 on the list, which was released in in September.

“This ranking demonstrates the continued commitment of our faculty and staff to prepare our students to be leaders in engineering,” said Dr. Tim Kurzweg, director of the School of Engineering. “Our unique programs blend traditional academics with research and outreach opportunities that give our students the tools to succeed.”

U.S. News has published annual “Best Colleges” rankings since 1983. Schools are evaluated on sixteen measures of academic quality, including graduation rates, class size, financial aid availability, and alumni giving. The engineering program rankings also use data from peer assessment surveys, which this year were sent to 220 ABET-accredited institutions, including Penn State Behrend. Non-Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE PAID State College, PA Permit No. 1 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 4701 College Drive Erie, PA 16563-0101 Address Service Requested The School of Engineering offers eleven four-year degrees, a master’s in manufacturing management and two-year associate degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering technology. An innovative partnership with the Black School of Business and state-of-the-art facilities, including the nation’s largest undergraduate plastics processing lab, provide unique learning experiences that are highly valued by employers.