Colorado State University’s College of Engineering Again Ranked One of the Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2004" premium online edition recently ranked Colorado State University’s College of Engineering among the best graduate programs in the nation. The Colorado State graduate engineering program is ranked 56th in the nation for 2004. The school’s undergraduate program was ranked 57th best engineering program in the country for 2003.

"Our college is consistently rated one of the nation’s top programs, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in large part because we remain committed to hiring only the most outstanding faculty who place a high priority on teaching while also aggressively pursuing cutting-edge research," said Neal Gallagher, dean of the College of Engineering.

Colorado State’s College of Engineering, the first engineering program in the state, offers a wide variety of graduate programs in its departments of atmospheric science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering. For information about specific degree programs, go to the college’s Web site at

There are approximately 538 graduate students among the 2035 total students in the College of Engineering at Colorado State. The college generated $40 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2002-03, a 25 percent increase over the last two years.

"We are pleased to again be ranked among the top programs and will continue to move the College of Engineering toward new levels of faculty, student and research excellence," said Gallagher. "However, our primary measure of success will always remain the knowledge our graduates obtain while at Colorado State and the valuable skills they take into the workforce."