The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is ranked No. 16 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs 2023 rankings, climbing one spot from last year. This is the seventh-consecutive year that engineering’s online program has ranked in the Top 25.
Additionally, Auburn’s civil engineering program jumped to No. 3 within the online engineering specialty rankings, moving up two spots from 2022. Three other specialties also made the Top 20 – mechanical at No. 11, industrial and systems at No. 8, and engineering management at No. 15. The online computer science and software engineering program ranked No. 23.
Auburn Engineering ranked No. 11 among online programs for veterans for the second year in a row. Application fees are waived for active duty personnel.
“High-quality online education options are critical today in ensuring that we continue to equip engineers with the skills and competencies to thrive in the 21st
century workforce,” said Steve Taylor, interim dean of engineering. “It’s rewarding to see that the hard work of our faculty and staff to deliver an online experience that mirrors the traditional classroom curriculum be recognized by our peers.”
Auburn Engineering Online offers 14 fully online master’s degrees and 16 graduate certificates, with 10 new programs added in the past two years. The newest online master’s degrees are the Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering and the interdisciplinary Master of Engineering. Programs currently being developed include a systems engineering graduate certificate as well as a manufacturing graduate certificate, which will allow a student to earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification in addition to gaining valuable knowledge about lean processes and continuous improvement.
Online graduate student programs have maintained steady fall and spring enrollments of more than 225 students for the past three years, compared to just 165 students enrolled in spring 2020. In addition, Auburn Engineering has entered into educational partnerships with three new companies during the past year, with approximately 30 student-employees currently enrolled in an online program as a result of these agreements.
In addition to its award-winning online programs, Auburn Engineering is also home to the nationally recognized McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security; three designated Centers of Excellence by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency; and the National Center for Asphalt Technology, which works with the pavement industry to ensure our nation’s highways are durable, sustainable, quiet, safe, and economical.
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