ERIE, Pa. — New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, among the top 40 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation in the category of schools whose highest engineering degree offered is a bachelor's or master's. The college is at No. 35 on the list, which was released Sept. 10.
Penn State Behrend is one of 10 institutions that share the No. 35 ranking. Hofstra, Brigham Young and Purdue universities also are ranked at No. 35. Harvey Mudd College and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology top the list.
“This ranking demonstrates the continued commitment of our faculty and staff to prepare our students to be leaders in engineering,” said 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.”
According to U.S. News, the 2019 Best Engineering Schools rankings are based solely on surveys of engineering deans and senior faculty at ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering programs.
U.S. News has published annual “Best Colleges” rankings since 1983. The publication also lists the top schools for diversity, value and enrollment of veterans, as well as engineering and liberal arts programs.