Engineering College receives Top Tier rankings in 2015 U.S. News & World Report


The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San José State University received top marks in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released today.
 
The college tied for third nationally among public engineering programs offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, excluding service academies.
 
“The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering has earned its reputation for being among the best in the nation by providing our students with outstanding opportunities for academic and hands-on learning and addressing 21st century challenges here in Silicon Valley,” said Dean Andrew Hsu.

 SJSU’s computer engineering program was ranked first in the nation among public engineering programs offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees and second nationally among all public and private colleges who do not offer doctorate degrees. 

“We are delighted to learn we have been recognized for our outstanding computer engineering program in such a prominent way,” said Xiao Su, chair, Computer Engineering department. “Reaching number two nationally this year reflects our faculty and students’ strong commitment to achieving excellence.”

The Davidson College enrolls more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is the largest contributor to the Silicon Valley workforce. SJSU graduates represent the largest alumni group in companies such as Apple and Cisco. 

This is the 30th edition of the magazine’s college rankings and contains data on 1,800 schools in the U.S. SJSU ranked eighth overall among the West’s top public universities.
 
The 2015 rankings include factors like acceptance rate, class size, freshman retention, graduation rates and strength of the faculty, according to U.S. News’ methodology.