About the School
The Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin has consistently ranked among the country's top engineering schools. In the 2009 U.S. News & World Report survey of the country's engineering schools, the undergraduate program ranked 9th overall and the graduate engineering program ranked 10th overall.
The U. S. News & World Report surveyed deans and select faculty of engineering schools for its latest issue of America's Best Colleges, and UT Austin's departmental engineering programs were all ranked in the top 20: Aerospace (8th), Biomedical (17th), Chemical (7th), Civil (3rd), Computer (9th), Electrical/Electronics (10th), Environmental (4th), Mechanical (11th), and Petroleum (1st).
The College's 255 professorial faculty, 656 staff, and 1,731 student employees serve more than 7,200 students enrolled in nine undergraduate and 13 graduate programs.
Our faculty members are recognized worldwide for their expertise. Their widespread influence is illustrated in two ways. First, the College ranks fourth in number of faculty who are National Academy of Engineering members. Second, members have earned more than 80 young faculty awards from the National Science Foundation. Our students are among the most highly qualified in the country - The University of Texas attracts the third highest number of National Merit Scholars in the nation.