Electrical, computer engineering graduate programs rank in top 20 nationwide

Posted: April 1, 2013

The Ohio State electrical engineering and computer engineering graduate programs have been recognized as being among the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in each discipline, according to the U.S. News and World Report in their 2014 graduate program rankings.

U.S. News ranked Ohio State’s electrical engineering graduate program 18th in the nation, up from 19th in 2013, out of 173 programs. Ohio State’s computer engineering graduate program was ranked 19th, up from 23rd in 2013, out of 140 programs. Ohio State ranked best in Ohio in both programs.

The Ohio State electrical engineering graduate program ranks just above programs at Columbia, John Hopkins, Rice, Texas A&M-College Station, UC-Santa Barbara, Minnesota-Twin Cities and Virginia Tech (all are 19). It is just below UC-San Diego, Maryland-College Park, Southern California, and Wisconsin—Madison (all are 14).
The Ohio State computer engineering graduate program is tied with those at UC-Santa Barbara and Virginia Tech (all are 19) and is ranked just above Harvard, John Hopkins and Minnesota-Twin Cities. The program is just below Columbia, Rice, Texas A&M-College Station.
Today, 940 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students are enrolled in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio State. The department’s 58 faculty members are active in the areas of analog and RF electronic circuits, communications/signal processing, computer and digital systems, computer vision/image processing, control systems, electromagnetics/remote sensing/microwaves, optics/photonics, nanotechnology/electronic materials, robotics/intelligent transportation, networking, and sustainable energy and power systems. The department’s annual research expenditures were $21.6M for 2011-2012.