Civil Engineering Graduate Program ranks No. 1
The civil engineering graduate program at Illinois came in at number one in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools in the category, Best Engineering Schools: Civil. Illinois tied for first with the University of California at Berkeley. The department ranked fourth in the category, Best Engineering Schools: Environmental/Environmental Health.
The Illinois online program also ranked number one when U.S. News & World Report rated online programs for the first time this year. The CEE Online program offers graduate-level courses in each of the department’s areas of study and master’s degrees in some.
CEE at Illinois undergraduate programs, for which rankings are announced in the fall, also consistently rate among the top in the nation. Currently, the undergraduate civil engineering program is ranked number three, and the undergraduate environmental engineering program is number five.
The Grainger College of Engineering's graduate school ranking was tenth overall. For information about other University of Illinois engineering departments, visit the college's rankings page.