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Thirty UCF graduate programs and areas, including two from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, have been recognized among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools Rankings.

The aerospace engineering program was ranked No. 51 this year, two spots higher than last year, when it debuted in the rankings. The mechanical engineering program was ranked No. 71 overall, but No. 41 out of all public universities on the list. The aerospace engineering program is ranked No. 35 out of all public university programs in this area.

Nine programs within UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science were ranked within the nation’s top 100. The College of Engineering and Computer Science ranked No. 41 among U.S. public universities.

Overall, UCF engineering and computer science programs were ranked No. 71 in the nation, ahead of many other Florida institutions – public and private – including the University of South Florida, University of Miami, and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Graduate Schools rankings are drafted each year to help professionals identify the best programs for continuing their educations and advancing their careers. The annual rankings are based on in-depth reputational and statistical surveys of more than 800 institutions.

The 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings are the latest acknowledgement by U.S. News & World Reports of UCF’s commitment to academic excellence in a diverse range of disciplines, such as aerospace and defensehealthcaretransportation science and space. Last fall, the publication recognized UCF as one of the most innovative schools in the nation, and it ranked the university’s online undergraduate programs among the nation’s top 20 earlier this year.

To read the full list of UCF rankings, view the original story on UCF Today.