Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Program Named One of the Best in the Nation

September 13, 2021

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The aerospace engineering undergraduate program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has once again been named one of the top programs of its kind in the nation. In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Texas ASE/EM has been named the No. 9 best undergraduate aerospace engineering program for 2022. Additionally, Texas Engineering has been named the No. 10 best undergraduate engineering program. (No. 6 among public universities and No. 1 in Texas).

There are more than 500 students currently enrolled in the aerospace engineering undergraduate degree program at UT Austin where they participate in hands-on, team-based projects solving real-world problems. Teams include UAV Austin, the Longhorn Rocketry Association, Women for Aerospace in Leadership Development, Texas Aerial Robotics and UT Design/Build/Fly. Undergraduate research opportunities with world-renowned faculty are also available to undergraduate students in labs such as the Texas Spacecraft Lab and the newly established Texas Rocket Engineering Lab.

In addition to the engineering program rankings, UT Austin rose four spots to No. 38 among national universities — the highest the university has ranked since 1985. Among public universities, UT now ranks No. 10 nationally, up three spots from last year, and remains the top public university in Texas.