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U-M CEE Has Strong Performance in U.S. News & World Report Grad School Rankings

Civil is #5; Environmental is #2

The U.S. News & World Report 2024 Graduate School Rankings were announced on Tuesday. U-M’s Environmental Engineering program rose to 2nd place in the nation, up from 3rd last year. Our Civil Engineering program is now ranked 5th in the nation, down one place from 4th in last year’s rankings. U-M’s Engineering school as a whole is ranked 7th, up from 9th last year.

CEE strives to be the leading educational and research institution, addressing transformative advances in the understanding, design, and long-term protection of interconnected civil and environmental infrastructure systems and the natural environment.

We are pioneering advances in innovative technologies that enhance the performance of the built infrastructure, minimize our impact on the natural environment and manage complex issues at the intersection of built and natural systems.

Graduate students in our department are involved with this work as members of research teams consisting of faculty and other graduate students. You can visit our strategic directions website to learn about our vision for the future of civil and environmental engineering.

U-M remains one of the top universities in the country for graduate education, according to the 2023-24 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.

The rankings include several U-M schools and colleges that scored within the top 10 in their discipline categories.

Every year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in six areas: business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing.

According to U.S. News, rankings for six main discipline areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

U-M officials said they are pleased that the university continues to be recognized as a leader in graduate education. They also noted that while U-M values the measurements of academic and research performance, rankings don’t consider all of the factors that contribute to the quality of an institution or program.


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Mason Hinawi

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering