Engineering program earns top 50 spot in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Students in engineering lab

The engineering program at Northern Arizona University was ranked in the U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017 Edition, released this week.

NAU ranked No. 42 on the publication’s annual list of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.

“I’m gratified that engineering has been recognized by U.S News & World Report Best Colleges,” said NAU President Rita Cheng. “This directly reflects NAU’s commitment to growing research activity and enhanced STEM educational opportunities and programs to meet workforce needs.”

U.S. News surveyed engineering school deans and faculty members in spring 2016 and asked them to rate each program they were familiar with for these rankings. Learn more about the methodology online.