Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Gains In Rankings

In the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, several University of Arkansas engineering departments saw significant increases in their rankings.

The industrial engineering graduate program, which was ranked 25th last year, has moved to 19th place. This is the first time the industrial engineering program has been ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked 56 industrial engineering programs this year.

“I am so pleased to see our program continue to rise in the rankings,” said Kim Needy, head of the department of industrial engineering. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and talents of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. ... This recognition is especially gratifying as these rankings are based on the perception of our program by industrial engineering department heads from across the country.”

Release date: 5/17/2012