COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University was ranked No. 2 in Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value Engineering Programs of 2015.
“This report confirms what we already knew,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “Not only is Texas A&M a Top 10 Engineering program in the world, it’s a great value that gives our graduates a leg up to a bright future.”
Value Colleges is an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education.
Georgia Tech was ranked first, while Purdue University was third. Other Texas universities in the ranking include: the University of Texas at Austin (5th), and Rice University (15th).
The Top 50 Best Value Engineering list is designed to guide interested students to the colleges and universities that combine the value of affordable tuition rates with educational excellence.
“We are proud to be ranked as the second best value engineering program in the nation and first in the state of Texas”, said Texas A&M Engineering Vice Chancellor and Dean M. Katherine Banks. “We are committed to providing a high quality education at an affordable cost and this ranking reinforces what employers tell us: an engineering degree from Texas A&M is a solid investment in the future.”
The rankings are compiled using the average 20-year ROI from payscale.com, national rankings (U.S. News & World Report) and real tuition costs.
The 50 schools on the list prepare engineering students for graduate school and employment, providing a reputable degree that will carry a strong reputation to the job market.
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 137,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.