auburn university engineering ranking

Last Updated on December 23, 2022

2020-21 Rankings and Data

National Rankings

Undergraduate program 29th among public universities1

Graduate program 41st among public universities1

Graduate Online Program 18th among all engineering colleges1

Graduate Computer Information Technology Program1 21st

23rd in undergraduate enrollment among all engineering colleges2

40th in tenured/tenure track faculty members among all engineering colleges2

1 U.S. News & World Report | 2 American Society for Engineering Education

2017 Enrollment Snapshot

 EngineeringUniversity
Undergraduate5,38624,505
Graduate1,1166,232
Total6,50230,737
21.5% female
12.5% underrepresented**(Includes African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students, or students of two or more races, per the National Science Foundation.)

Enrollment and Graduates by Program

ProgramFall 2020 Enrollment
UndergraduateMastersPhD
Aerospace Engineering5353042
Biosystems Engineering2021613
Chemical Engineering5341575
Civil and Environmental Engineering5456460
Computer Science & Software Engineering1,27869120
Cybersecurity Engineering25
Data Engineering6
Electrical and Computer Engineering5525076
Master of Engineering19
Engineering Management87
Industrial & Systems Engineering3975278
Materials Engineering601337
Mechanical Engineering1,1735785
Polymer & Fiber Engineering18
Wireless Engineering27
Pre-Engineering83

Faculty Snapshot

  • 195 tenured/tenure track faculty
  • 60 non-tenure track teaching/research faculty
  • 31 postdoctoral researchers/fellows

Research Expenditures

$72.9 million

High Profile Research Areas

Funding awarded in 2020

  • Transportation engineering: $24.3 million
  • Autonomy and assured positioning, navigation and timing: $7 million
  • Additive manufacturing: $11 million
  • Micro and Nano Electronics: $4.5 million

Research Awards Highlights in 2020

United States Army – “Auburn Payload or ground-systems enhancement and evaluations (APOGEE)”

Mark L. Adams, Michael Hamilton (electrical and computer engineering) | Scott Martin, David Bevly (mechanical engineering) – $2,654,015

National Institute of Standards and Technology – “On The Structural Integrity Of Additive Manufactured Parts: Defect Criticality, In-Situ Monitoring, Post-Fab Non-Destructive Evaluation and Cyber Security”

Nima Shamsaei (mechanical engineering) – $2,625,000

Federal Aviation Administration – “Effect Of Machine &Machine-To-Machine Variability On Mechanical Properties Of Additive Manufactured Ma”

Nima Shamsaei, Hareesh Tippur, Jeffrey Suhling, Michael Ogles (mechanical engineering) | Steven Taylor (biosystems engineering) | Aleksandr Vinel, Daniel Silva Izquierdo (industrial and systems engineering) – $1,799,967.00 

United States Navy through IntraMicron – “High Power, Thermally Compliant Battery System”

Bruce J. Tatarchuk (chemical engineering) – $1,194,756.00  

National Academy of Sciences – “Quality Assurance Aspects Of Performance Related Specifications”

Randy C. West (National Center for Asphalt Technology) – $800,000

National Science Foundation – “Concurrent Multiscale Moving-Window Scheme For Shock Wave Propagation and Microstructural Interaction”

Vinamra Agrawal (aerospace engineering) – $408,164

Strategic Research Areas

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Biomedical and Health Systems Engineering
  • Cybersecurity and Intelligent Sysyems
  • Energy and Environment
  • Infrastructure and Transportation

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering earns national Top 30 public ranking


The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has been ranked as a Top 30 institution for undergraduate engineering education for a third consecutive year. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has been ranked as a Top 30 institution for undergraduate engineering education for a third consecutive year.

Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has again been recognized as a national leader, ranking among the nation’s Top 30 public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs for a third consecutive year.

“This consistent ranking validates the Samuel Ginn College as a national leader in engineering education and recognizes our efforts to create an exceptional student-centered engineering experience at Auburn,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. “When students come to Auburn, they receive hands-on experience both inside and outside the classroom, backed by expert faculty and unparalleled student support programs. Our alumni have long known this, but more and more, our engineering peers surveyed by U.S. News & World Report are seeing this, too.”

Diversity within Auburn’s 10 engineering programs – aerospacebiosystemschemicalcivil and environmentalcomputer science and softwareelectrical and computerindustrial and systemsmaterialsmechanical, and wireless – provide students with 13 different degree opportunities, including a host of graduate programs.

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary next year, is the highest ranked engineering program in the state and consistently ranks among the top institutions in the country. The college produces one-third of the state of Alabama’s engineering graduates annually and boasts several prominent alumni, including four astronauts and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.

Prospective students can learn more about Auburn Engineering, take a virtual tour and contact a recruiter here.

Auburn ranked top 30 public engineering college by U.S. News and World Report


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Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has again been recognized for its premier engineering education, ranking No. 29 among public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. 

This is the second consecutive year Auburn has been ranked a top 30 public engineering institution. In addition, Auburn was also ranked No. 27 for best First-Year Experiences and No. 35 on the Most Innovative Schools list.

“U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize our efforts to create an exceptional student-centered engineering experience at Auburn,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. “When students come to Auburn, they receive hands-on experience both inside and outside the classroom, backed by expert faculty and unparalleled student support programs. Our alumni have long known this, but more and more, our engineering peers surveyed by U.S. News & World Report are seeing this, too.”

Auburn Engineering offers 13 undergraduate degrees across 10 engineering disciplines as well as a host of graduate programs. The new Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center offers one of the most comprehensive, active-learning environments for students in the country.

Prospective students can learn more about Auburn Engineering, take a virtual tour and contact a recruiter on this website.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs rankings are released annually each fall.

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