Montgomery County, Va– Virginia Tech has issued a press release detailing an impressive array of top-30 engineering, learning communities, and computer science rankings in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings.
The rankings utilized 17 different standards of academic quality in its rankings. These include graduation and retention rates, affordability, degree value after graduation, faculty resources, financial resources, and test scores.
The VT College of Engineering was well represented with eight related departments making the list including,
Industrial engineering (No. 4)
Environmental engineering (No. 8)
Civil engineering (No. 11)
Aerospace engineering (No. 12)
Electrical engineering (tie No. 15)
Computer engineering (No. 25)
Undergraduate Engineering (doctorate) (No. 16)
Computer science (tie No. 29)
The university came in at No. 22 in the Learning Communities division. The division focuses on students who typically take two or more linked courses as a group and get to know each other and their professors exceptionally well. The press release states, “College presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students, and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools each nominate up to 15 institutions with stellar examples of learning communities.”
In addition, the university scored highly in the following areas:
Best Colleges for Veterans (No. 34)
Best Undergraduate Business (No. 39)
Most Innovative Schools – National Universities (No. 41)
Overall National Universities (No. 62)
Find the university’s abundant rankings mentioned across various publications and platforms here.
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