MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Led by a first-time published ranking for chemical engineering, 13 West Virginia University programs are among the top 100 in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate programs released today. Rural medicine continued to be the top WVU program at 13.

“We are naturally delighted, but not surprised, to see some of our exceptional graduate programs recognized as among the best in the country,” said Provost Joyce McConnell. “The ranking speaks to the depth and breadth of the education we offer at WVU.”

McConnell described the good news as a challenge, rather than just a cause for celebration. “We’re not done yet,” she said. “We continue to work on improving all our academic programs to better serve our students and state. I fully expect WVU’s reputation and rankings to keep climbing.”

The chemical engineering program within the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources was tied for 94 among the programs included in the magazine’s annual ranking of graduate schools. Topped by aero/aeronautical/astronautical engineering at 53, several other engineering programs were also in the top 100: civil engineering, tied for 91; industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering, tied for 58; and mechanical engineering, tied for 100. Overall, Statler was ranked 107 out of 215 engineering schools offering doctoral degrees. Electrical/electronic/communications engineering tied for 105.

Other top 100 programs were:

In other rankings released Tuesday, CEHS was ranked 104 among colleges of education with graduate programs that participated in the survey.

The magazine does not rank all programs each year. Previous rankings of WVU programs are:

Also, online programs are released separately. WVU’s current rankings of online programs are:

In the undergraduate rankings released last fall, WVU ranked 93 among public universities.

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
jb: 03-10-15