Best Engineering Schools 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked No. 1 among the best engineering schools in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report ranking of "America's Best Graduate Schools" 2015, followed by Stanford University in 2nd place and University of California-Berkeley in 3rd place.

Purdue's College of Engineering was ranked 8th in the nation, tied with the University of Michigan. Also, seven engineering disciplines were placed in the nation's top 10 in specialty rankings, including a No. 1 ranking for agricultural and biological engineering. Aeronautics and astronautics ranked 5th, tied with Georgia Institute of Technology; civil engineering ranked 6th, tied with Massachusetts Institute of Technology; industrial engineering ranked 8th, tied with Virginia Tech; and computer engineering ranked 9th, tied with the University of Texas. Ranking 10th were electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University was ranked 27th out of 94 schools. The School's biomedical engineering program retained its No. 1 ranking while environmental engineering program was rated No. 8. The university's online engineering program ranked 14th, tied with the University of Maryland-College Park.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Engineering's overall graduate program climbed to 36th among all public universities, moving up three spots since last year.