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September 30, 2010

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Materials Science and Engineering

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Arizona State U.
Materials Science and Engineering
8 37 8 46 13 50 37 60 11 28
Auburn U.
Integrated Textile and Apparel Science
65 80 68 82 9 57 2 9 54 72
Auburn U.
Materials Engineering
47 74 32 74 24 58 11 22 69 80
Brown U.
ENGINEERING: Materials Science
11 42 8 50 35 77 6 14 33 60
California Institute of Technology
Materials Science
2 3 2 2 4 36 34 59 3 9
Carnegie Mellon U.
Materials Science & Engineering
8 36 7 44 4 26 38 66 12 24
Case Western Reserve U.
Macromolecular Science and Engineering
30 60 17 53 11 49 41 66 22 43
Case Western Reserve U.
Materials Science and Engineering
67 80 65 79 51 77 55 73 34 57
Clemson U.
Materials Science & Engineering
52 76 43 78 60 80 6 16 57 73
Clemson U.
Polymer and Fiber Science
62 80 50 78 60 81 24 49 54 74
Columbia U.
Materials Science and Engineering
35 64 34 67 42 79 6 14 22 40
Cornell U.
Materials Science and Engineering
33 63 23 60 23 57 33 58 23 38
Drexel U.
Materials Science and Engineering
6 29 7 43 10 52 50 69 24 44
Georgia Institute of Technology
Materials Science & Engineering
11 43 6 42 21 54 50 68 12 25
Georgia Institute of Technology
Textile Engineering
26 59 29 69 10 54 2 7 41 69
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Dental Science
31 59 51 75 2 12 1 1 40 79
Iowa State U.
Materials Science & Engineering
33 65 17 64 48 77 34 63 37 62
Johns Hopkins U.
Materials Science & Engineering
7 39 4 34 8 41 25 52 12 28
Lehigh U.
Materials Science and Engineering
72 82 22 63 83 83 79 82 31 54
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Material Sciences and Engineering
3 12 3 22 32 64 28 52 2 3
Michigan State U.
Materials Science and Engineering
14 49 21 64 2 25 24 41 25 42
Michigan Technological U.
Materials Science and Engineering
72 81 79 83 37 70 53 72 48 68
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering
52 77 32 75 54 77 26 50 73 81
North Carolina State U.
Materials Science and Engineering
38 68 27 68 57 77 72 78 23 44
North-
western U.

Materials Science and Engineering
3 15 4 32 5 33 40 64 3 9
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Materials Science and Engineering
25 56 32 69 13 50 60 75 15 33
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Materials Science and Engineering
6 28 10 47 26 57 29 55 3 8
Purdue U. Main Campus
Materials Engineering
42 70 44 75 10 60 37 64 30 48
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Materials Engineering
17 47 18 57 5 40 45 69 21 38
Rice U.
Materials Science
3 20 4 37 3 56 2 6 76 83
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Ceramic and Materials Science and Engineering
74 82 63 79 44 71 29 56 46 67
Stanford U.
Materials Science and Engineering
3 18 4 30 53 76 58 73 5 10
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Materials Science and Engineering
13 40 11 55 13 43 8 15 17 34
U. of Akron
Polymer Engineering
19 51 24 66 13 50 2 6 45 69
U. of Alabama at Birmingham and at Huntsville, and U. of Alabama
Materials Science
61 78 57 77 34 65 13 23 41 66
U. of Alabama at Birmingham and at Huntsville, and U. of Alabama
Materials/ Metallurgical Engineering
41 72 40 77 26 71 5 13 72 81
U. of Arizona
Materials Science & Engineering
34 64 38 74 14 48 26 50 44 65
U. of California at Berkeley
Materials Science and Engineering
3 11 3 14 38 65 46 69 6 11
U. of California at Davis
Materials Science and Engineering
7 31 4 32 5 31 8 17 14 30
U. of California at Irvine
Materials Science and Engineering
25 54 23 61 66 79 23 41 38 58
U. of California at Los Angeles
Materials Science & Engineering
9 28 5 31 49 73 32 58 10 16
U. of California at San Diego
Materials Science
11 42 4 31 47 75 61 74 11 24
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Materials
1 1 1 1 7 39 67 76 1 1
U. of Central Florida
Materials Science and Engineering
13 45 19 61 2 6 15 26 31 57
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Materials Science
39 69 33 72 31 65 16 28 41 64
U. of Connec-
ticut

Materials Science Ph.D.
20 55 13 54 14 59 13 26 34 53
U. of Connec-
ticut

Metallurgy Ph.D.
61 80 40 75 70 81 31 61 47 69
U. of Connec-
ticut

Polymer Science Ph.D.
18 52 15 56 5 43 32 57 33 52
U. of Connec-
ticut

Pharmaceutical Science Ph.D. Pharmaceutics
34 68 34 74 15 51 3 9 59 78
U. of Dayton
Materials Engineering
46 74 40 79 32 62 75 82 68 80
U. of Delaware
Material Science and Engineering
23 55 23 64 54 79 16 31 15 34
U. of Florida
Materials Science and Engineering
6 30 5 38 38 62 24 42 2 9
U. of Georgia
Textile Sciences
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Materials Engineering
80 83 75 82 49 75 75 81 61 77
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Materials Science and Engineering
3 21 3 26 22 58 35 60 4 9
U. of Kentucky
Materials Science & Engineering
47 72 52 78 22 55 34 64 51 70
U. of Maryland at College Park
Material Sciences and Engineering
28 61 17 61 15 53 20 35 35 56
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Polymer Science and Engineering
3 15 4 28 5 31 40 64 4 11
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Macromolecular Science and Engineering
15 43 18 53 5 44 16 29 14 30
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Materials Science and Engineering
10 35 8 45 12 48 20 34 11 22
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Materials Science and Engineering
8 38 5 37 50 77 35 63 10 18
U. of Missouri at Rolla
Ceramic Engineering
40 69 25 66 4 39 66 75 55 69
U. of Missouri at Rolla
Metallurgical Engineering
70 81 65 81 6 41 78 82 70 81
U. of Missouri at Rolla
Mining Engineering
82 83 76 83 79 82 36 66 79 83
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Chemical & Materials Engineering
50 76 38 74 77 82 13 24 70 81
U. of Nevada at Reno
Metallurgical Engineering
48 72 72 83 1 1 83 83 79 83
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Materials Sciences
8 35 3 33 53 78 5 13 30 58
U. of North Texas
Materials Science and Engineering
46 73 30 74 62 79 13 24 68 80
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Materials Science and Engineering
16 45 19 56 5 33 25 48 20 36
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Materials Science and Engineering
49 73 59 78 30 68 7 18 29 55
U. of Southern California
Materials Science
16 47 6 39 37 70 18 32 15 35
U. of Southern Mississippi
Polymer Science & Engineering
61 80 32 74 20 61 59 73 60 77
U. of Tennessee
Materials Science and Engineering
26 55 33 68 4 27 30 54 24 46
U. of Texas at Austin
Materials Science and Engineering
8 35 4 33 53 77 23 43 13 28
U. of Utah
Materials Science and Engineering
41 73 17 65 66 82 59 75 49 69
U. of Utah
Metallurgical Engineering
34 67 35 74 14 61 69 80 45 67
U. of Virginia
Materials Science & Engineering
45 72 32 70 3 42 69 77 42 64
U. of Washing-
ton

Materials Science and Engineering
37 64 28 70 54 74 36 63 33 55
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Materials Science
16 49 9 55 12 50 26 44 30 49
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Metallurgical Engineering
7 53 5 36 3 22 70 81 10 61
Vanderbilt U.
Int. Material Science
8 37 14 56 43 75 41 62 58 78
Virginia Tech
Materials Science and Engineering
42 71 34 73 23 53 29 55 56 75
Virginia Tech
Mining Engineering
67 80 77 83 4 26 77 82 52 71
Washing-
ton State U.

Materials Science Engineering
18 50 8 47 4 38 60 72 18 36
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.