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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering enjoys its highest ranking in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2021

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In the 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings, FAMU-FSU Engineering moved up the Top 100 nationwide

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering moved up to reach No. 98 among all engineering graduate schools nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. This is in addition to the college’s 2021 undergraduate program ranking of No. 69 among doctoral-granting engineering institutions and No. 40 among public universities. It marks the first time the college has ranked in the Top 100 for engineering graduate degrees and is a rise of 18 points since 2018.

Notably also, in the area of engineering doctorates awarded to African Americans, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is No. 1 amongst HBCUs and in the top five of all schools nationally. 

The college serves as the engineering institution for both Florida A&M and Florida State universities. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Dean J. Murray Gibson attributes the dramatic rise to rapidly growing recognition for the nature and impact of the joint engineering school. 

The graduate ranking is based on several metrics for the impact of graduate research and education, in which the college has steadily improved. Gibson points out that while the college is getting better every year, the rise in ranking reflects the quality that the college and its graduates have long known but has not always been seen by others. 

“The partnership is a win-win for FAMU and FSU, and I am delighted to have the quality and impact of our engineering education increasingly recognized,” Gibson said. “I’m also proud that our student body, combined from two major universities, is uniquely diverse and is changing the face of engineering for future generations.”

The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Grad Schools 2022” and “Best Colleges 2021” guidebooks.