UCR Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings

Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering has risen ten spots in two years

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns School of Engineering moved up six slots in the 2019 U.S. News graduate school rankings.

RIVERSIDE, CALIF. (www.ucr.edu) —The 2019 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings moved UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) up another six slots for 2019. The school has climbed 10 spots—from No. 71 to No. 61—in the past two years.

“This year’s ranking is the highest to date for the college and places BCOE 33rd among public engineering colleges in the nation,” said Sharon Walker, BCOE interim dean. “Our work helps shape the future of science and technology and it is exciting to see the U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect the excellence of our faculty, students and research with a continued upward trend in rankings.”

BCOE’s graduate program has grown nearly 20 percent during the last two years, offering students advanced degrees in all five departments and two programs as well as a Master’s in Engineering Online (MSOL) that now offers seven specializations. Next month, the college will continue to expand its graduate offerings with the launch of a new Science to Policy Program, in partnership with the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), that aims to help Ph.D. students explore how a graduate in the sciences can become a welcome, known and trusted voice in public policy.

UCR School of Business continues to place in the nation’s top 100 Best Graduate Business Schools in the latest U.S. News ranking. The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management has consistently climbed in rankings, and placed at No. 89, rising 4 places from the 2018 ranking.

The Anderson School of Management offers MBA, Masters in Finance, Masters in Professional Accountancy, and Ph.D. programs. Eighty-nine percent of its 2017 MBA graduates are fully employed, according to business school figures.

U.S. News has traditionally evaluated graduate programs across six major disciplines, including businesseducationengineeringlawmedicine, and nursing. The annual Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research output and student achievement. These include factors such as employment rates and starting salaries for graduates and standardized test scores of newly enrolled students.

In other U.S. News rankings, the School of Medicine, which graduated its first class in 2017, made the rankings for the first time, at No. 93. UCR’s Graduate School of Education moved from No. 72 in the 2018 rankings to No. 70 of 199 education graduate programs ranked in the 2019 report.

This year, U.S. News published new rankings of graduate programs in other popular academic disciplines, including biology, chemistry, and physics.

The UCR Biology Department was No. 73 of 235 ranked; the Chemistry Department ranked No. 59 of 154, and the Physics graduate program was No. 56 of 146.

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