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ECE graduate programs rank 18th nationwide

According to U.S. News and World Report, The Ohio State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate programs solidified their Top 20 academic program status nationwide this year.

The publication just released its 2018 “Best Grad Schools” report, which categorizes graduate schools annually across the United States. Rankings are based on 2017 statistics.

According to the report, Ohio State’s Electrical Engineering program now ranks 18th, on the top end of a four-way tie, with a score of 3.7. Its Computer Engineering program is now ranked 21st with a score of 3.6.

The University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Virginia Tech follow Ohio State within the tie for 18th category.

ECE Department Chair Joel Johnson said the new numbers are encouraging.

“The electrical engineering score of 3.7 is as high as we have been in recent years,” he said.

Overall, Ohio State’s College of Engineering ranks at 31st in the 2018 report.

“Each school's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics at peer institutions,” US News and World Report states.