The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering gained nine points in the annual graduate and professional programs rankings by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” The joint college for Florida A&M and Florida State universities is now ranked #102 on the list of engineering graduate institutions.
The college moved up from 111 to 102 this year, which is a total of 21 points over the past three years in the nationwide graduate school ranking.
“U.S. News rankings of graduate engineering schools represent real metrics of progress in research impact, Ph.D. production and external funding,” J. Murray Gibson, dean of the College of Engineering said. “Our increase represents genuine progress in these metrics, reflective of a commitment on the part of the college and our two universities to advance this unique enterprise to the advantage of our students and the Florida community. Only a handful of engineering schools have seen this kind of rapid progress.”
Currently, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has more than 2,200 undergraduates, 300 graduate students and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the major engineering disciplines.
Twenty-one percent of these students are African American, 20 percent are Hispanic and 27 percent are female — a unique combination not found elsewhere at engineering schools in the U.S. With 100 full-time faculty, more than $28 million in annual research funding and a half-dozen major research centers led by engineering faculty, the joint college offers research-based engineering education to its uniquely diverse student population.