San Diego, Calif., March 20, 2020 -- The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering jumped to the #9 spot in the influential U.S. News and World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools. This is up from #11 last year and #17 four years ago. It’s the first time the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has broken into the top 10 of this closely watched ranking.
“This is not a time for a celebration because our priority right now is dealing with COVID-19. But I want to recognize the many people here at UC San Diego whose excellence is reflected in this ranking. They are part of our strong UC San Diego community that is committed to working so hard right now to confront COVID-19 on campus and in our region,” said Albert P. Pisano, Dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.
The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering educates engineers and computer scientists who develop the innovative ideas and capabilities critical to the success of the San Diego region, the state of California, and the nation.
US News Rankings: Jacobs School of Engineering
The Jacobs School ranks #1 in the nation among public engineering schools for research expenditures per faculty member. The Jacobs School performed $212 million in research during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, up from $188 million last year.
Many Jacobs School departments ranked highly in program-specific rankings this year, including the following.
The biomedical / bioengineering graduate program at the Jacobs School ranks #4 in the nation. Bioengineering at UC San Diego has been ranked first by the National Research Council since its founding 50 years ago. Learn more about bioengineering at UC San Diego here
Computer engineering at the Jacobs School ranks #14 in the nation. The computer engineering graduate program is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Electrical / electronic / communications engineering ranks #14
Mechanical engineering ranks #17
Aerospace / aeronautical / astronautical engineering ranks #18
Computer science programs were not ranked this year by U.S. News. But the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) ranks 11th in computer systems; 13th in programming languages; 14th in computer science theory; and #16 in the nation overall, according to the US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools published March 2018.