CSUN Engineering Earns Top Ranking in National Poll

  • Photo by Steve Babulijak.

  • Photo by Steve Babulijak.

According to a recent poll by Best-Engineering-College.com, California State University, Northridge’s Master of Science in Engineering Management earned a top ranking in the comprehensive education category.

This measurement took into account universities like CSUN that primarily offer master’s degrees as the highest degree offered. There were universities that offer doctorates or serve as research I and II universities. But among comprehensive universities, CSUN was ranked tops — demonstrating the continuing evolution of the college.

“The Master of Science in Engineering Management program at CSUN has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and the faculty has been working hard to keep it contemporary and relevant to help graduates meet emerging workforce needs,” said S.K. Ramesh, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science as a whole was ranked 135 among all 1,871 engineering colleges in the United States.

“According to the ranking, among the top 100 universities, 98 of them are doctoral institutions,” said Mark Rajai, a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “For the ranking of colleges, we have to compare [ourselves] with our peers — not doctoral universities, which of course have more resources and funding. With that being said, I am fairly confident that we are ranked among the top 10 engineering colleges amongst our peers.”

The college is also ranked 14th overall in California and 29th in the West — which includes 375 schools in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, California, Idaho, New Mexico and Washington state.

Other national rankings for CSUN engineering included: the engineering management program ranked No. 20, the construction engineering program ranked No. 34, the engineering technology program ranked No. 70, the general engineering program ranked No. 78 and the industrial engineering program ranked No. 99.

“It is truly a great honor to be ranked with some of the best universities nationally,” Rajai said.

To view a complete listing of CSUN’s rankings, visit http://best-engineering-colleges.com/california-state-university-northridge. The rankings are based on information from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review.

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