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U.S. News Again Ranks Boise State Among Top Undergraduate Engineering Programs

By:    Published 2:51 pm / September 12, 2012

Boise State’s College of Engineering was again ranked among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in its “Best Colleges 2013” guidebook and rankings, released on Sept. 12.

Boise State shares the No. 13 ranking among public institutions and is tied for the No. 35 ranking among all undergraduate engineering programs. The rankings are based solely on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty at all programs accredited by ABET (formerly known as Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), conducted during the spring of 2012.

Boise State improved on its 2012 rankings when it was tied for 15th among public schools and tied for 37th overall. The peer assessment score was 3.0 on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).

The College of Engineering has seven departments with programs in civil engineering, computer science, materials science and engineering, construction management, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and biomedical engineering, and instructional and performance technology. The college enrolled more than 2,300 students in the spring 2012 semester.