MIT's aeronautics and astronautics graduate program has received a No. 1 ranking in U.S. News Reports' annual roster of Best Graduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Programs. Released today,the report ties the MIT program with that at the California Institute of Technology for the top spot "based on a survey of academics at peer institutions."
Following MIT and Cal Tech are Stanford, Georgia Tech, U. Michigan-Anne arbor; No.s 3-5 respectively.
The overall ranking of MIT engineering graduate programs also rated No. 1, a spot it has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked such programs.
The magazine bases its rankings of graduate schools of engineering and business on two types of data: reputational surveys of deans and other academic officials, and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students.