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Rank SEC schools by engineering

cjrrowercjrrower Posts: 205Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2010 in College Search & Selection
Rank all of the SEC schools by their engineering programs.
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Replies to: Rank SEC schools by engineering

  • rogracerrogracer Posts: 1,204Registered User Senior Member
    I would say:
    Florida
    Vandy
    Auburn
    Tenn/LSU
    others...
  • gadadgadad Posts: 7,752Registered User Senior Member
    According to uscollegeranking.org:

    1 - Florida
    2 - Vandy
    3 - Auburn
    4 - Tennessee
    5 - LSU
    6 - (tie) Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State
    10 - South Carolina
    11 - Georgia
    12 - Ole Miss
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 64,185Registered User Senior Member
    The scores on that website are so close it makes them irrelevant.

    1 - Florida 3.4
    2 - Vandy 3.5
    3 - Auburn 2.9
    4 - Tennessee 2.8
    5 - LSU 2.5
    6 - (tie) Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State 2.4
    10 - South Carolina 2.3
    11 - Georgia
    12 - Ole Miss

    And how old of data did they use for these rankings? Some of these schools have brand new facilities.

    It's got Tufts at only 2.9??? LOL...It's got UAH at 2.2 and many would argue that UAH's engineering is better than Auburn's. And, I wouldn't put LSU at 2.5. Tulane at only 2.2???

    And, I don't believe that UF's eng'g is better than Vandy's.


    Seriously, visit the schools to find out what they've got. I wouldn't put much faith in that site except for ranking the top 25 schools. After that...rather worthless.
  • bclintonkbclintonk Posts: 6,487Registered User Senior Member
    Generally a fairly weak group of schools for engineering. The Big Ten, Pac 10, and ACC all have far superior options in engineering. Florida and Vandy are the class of the SEC in engineering; but realistically, these are not top-ranked engineering programs. At least 7 or 8 Big Ten schools are stronger than the top SEC schools in engineering.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 64,185Registered User Senior Member
    That was not the question.

    And, not a "weak group" for engineering. LOL You make it sound like those who graduate from those schools have dismal hopes for high paying employment and becoming very successful employees. Those who graduate from those schools get the same starting salaries as someone from Purdue, UMich, etc. As the wife and sister of 5 upper management engineers (Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Canon, DirectTV, SAIC, & Lockheed , I know that to be true (2 are VPs and one is a director). Oh, and BTW....yes, my H did go to top Big 10 schools for his engineering degrees, but my brothers got their undergrads at CSUs, but their grad degrees at so-called better schools. Getting their undergrads at "weak" schools didn't hurt them a bit.
  • fallenchemistfallenchemist Posts: 13,510Super Moderator Senior Member
    I think all rankings are bogus for the most part, but Tulane may be graded down because they only have two programs, ChemE and BME. While they are both considered good, especially BME is very well thought of nationally, I imagine not having the other engineering majors counted against them in the methodology of this report.
  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Posts: 10,089Registered User Senior Member
    Those numbers are the USNews rankings. This is the methodology:
    The U.S. News rankings of undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, are based solely on the peer judgments of deans and senior faculty who rated each program they are familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). Engineering school deans and faculty members (two surveys were sent to each ABET-accredited engineering program) were surveyed for this ranking in spring 2010.
  • rogracerrogracer Posts: 1,204Registered User Senior Member
    FWIW...the only SEC school on the key-school list for Lockheed is UF.
  • LakeWashingtonLakeWashington Posts: 7,078Registered User Senior Member
    I have to agree with Mom in Post #6. I would only add the point that the specific engineering discipline is relevant to the question of strength or weakness. I don't hear anyone at NASA complaining about Aerospace Engineering graduates of the U of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.
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