Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Program Ranked No. 7 in Nation

September 14, 2020

The aerospace engineering undergraduate program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has once again been ranked No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest undergraduate ranking released on Sept. 14, affirming the department’s position as one of the elite of its kind across the nation.

Students in the aerospace engineering undergraduate program participate in a wide variety of project-based teams such as UAV Austin, Women for Aerospace in Leadership Development and Texas Aerial Robotics. Undergraduate research opportunities with our world-renowned faculty are also available to undergraduate students, including the newly established Texas Rocket Engineering Lab and the Texas Spacecraft Lab.

In other notable rankings, the Cockrell School of Engineering ranked No. 11 nationally. UT Austin rose to No. 42 among national universities and ranks No. 13 among public universities.

“These rankings are an acknowledgment of the hard work and brilliance of so many members of Longhorn Nation — students, faculty and staff — and they are also a product of the profound investments the university has made in recent years in academic excellence,” said UT Austin interim President Jay Hartzell. “I’m proud to see the progress we’ve made, but I also know that this extraordinary university has the potential to climb even higher and accomplish even more — as far as I’m concerned, we’re just getting started.”

In U.S. News World Report’s 2021 graduate program rankings released this past spring, the aerospace engineering graduate program was ranked No. 9.