Civil First in US News Rankings
8/17/2010 4:32:00 AM
U.S. News & World Report once again named the civil engineering undergraduate program at Illinois number one in their Best Colleges rankings in the category, Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Civil. The University of Illinois ranked third in the category, Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Environmental/Environmental Health.
For the past 20 years, the department has hovered at or near the top spot in the civil engineering category. Proponents of the rankings say they are one of many sources of information for prospective students and their families and reflect the esteem in which the department's programs are held among peers and practioners.
The College of Engineering was ranked sixth this year in the category, Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
Graduate program rankings are announced in the spring.