EE Graduate Program Rankings Rise

US News & UB EE

The Department of Electrical Engineering has been cited as among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” and specialty rankings. Of 189 programs in electrical / electronic / communications engineering, UB's was ranked #57, the top 29% of all EE programs.

The past few years have been especially fruitful ones for the Department of Electrical Engineering, as a whole.  Faculty and students alike, have garnered accolades nationally and internationally.  NSF Graduate Student Fellowships are at an all time high; with three winners, EE has more than any other department at UB.  Research and educational programs have been very successful:

Research Program Summary (2015 Data):

  • Total Active Grants - $18,364,921
  • Research Expenditures - $3,984,691*

*#1 in UB SEAS, SPS Research Funding Statistics Report, Fall 2015

Educational Program Summary (2015 Data):

  • Graduate Degree Conferrals - 194
  • Graduate Student Enrollment - 355
  • Undergraduate Enrollment - 390
  • NSF Graduate Fellowships - 3 (of 8 UB winners)

2010 - 2015 Performance Trends

  • Research Expenditures - 144% increase
  • Ph.D. Degree Conferrals - 88% increase
  • Graduate Enrollment - 56% increase
  • Student Selectivity - 10% increase

Engineering specialty rankings, such as electrical engineering, are based on peer assessments by department heads in each specialty area. The results were published in Spring 2016.