U.S. News ranks Nebraska computing graduate programs among top in nation

Jun 24, 2024      By Victoria Grdina

The School of Computing, located in Avery Hall.
The School of Computing, located in Avery Hall.

Two of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s computing graduate programs have earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings list.

The School of Computing’s computer science and computer engineering graduate programs placed at No. 86 and No. 71 respectively on the list. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was also ranked No. 99 on the Best Engineering Schools rankings list. 

“As a public land-grant university, our research and graduate education in both computer science and computer engineering programs are pivotal in driving economic development within our state and advancing research on a global scale,” said School of Computing Director Witawas Srisa-an. “Our faculty's commitment to innovation and their success in securing research funding have fueled the steady expansion of our programs, resulting in significant investments in our graduate students that bolster their academic and professional accomplishments.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, the rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, students, and students’ postgraduate outcomes. Data for the rankings came qualitative ratings based on academic quality and data from surveys of programs, academics, and professionals conducted in 2023 and 2024. A complete overview of the rankings methodology is available on the U.S. News website.

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