AUSTIN, TEXAS — The University of Texas at Austin is moving up on the list of best colleges in the country.
According to the latest U.S. News & World Report, UT ranks seven spots higher than last year, and is now number 49 in undergraduate national universities, and has earned multiple top 10 placements in business and engineering,
In rankings for solely public universities, UT ranked three spots and is now at number 15.
According to UT's press release, their focus on student success and academic programs, increased graduation rates, and stronger academic reputation have been reflected in their rise in ranking this year.
“These rankings show that UT’s strategic focus on students graduating on time in our high-quality degree programs is working and is gaining momentum,” said President Gregory L. Fenves. “By striving to improve student success, especially engagement of first-year students, and recruiting and retaining the best faculty, UT is creating a stronger academic experience for all students. As graduation rates have increased, we are able to admit a thousand more first-year students than UT was admitting six years ago, providing greater access for students of all backgrounds.”
UT ranked number six overall in the undergraduate business school rankings, with the following top 10 specialty rankings:
- No. 1 in accounting
- No. 4 in management information systems
- No. 4 in marketing
- No. 5 in finance
- No. 5 in quantitative analysis/method
- No. 6 in real estate
- No. 7 in insurance
- No, 8 in entrepreneurship
- No. 9 in management
UT rose from number 11 to number nine in the undergraduate engineering program rankings this year, with seven top 10 specialty rankings:
- No. 1 in petroleum engineering
- No. 4 in civil engineering
- No. 5 in environmental/environmental health engineering
- No. 8 in aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical
- No. 9 in computer
- No. 10 in electrical/electronic/communications