N.C. A&T Continues Its Ascent in U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rankings

By Todd Simmons / 03/29/2022 College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, The Graduate College

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 29, 2022) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University continued its ascent in the U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings, showing up with national rankings in four key academic areas.

Graduate programs in the Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics led the pack, with its highest ranking yet at No. 94 nationally. The Deese College broke into the top 100 last year, and continues to be the highest-ranked public historically black college or university (HBCU) graduate business program in the nation.

The A&T College of Engineering, the nation’s top college in graduation of African American engineers, earned two major rankings: No. 146 among all doctoral-granting engineering schools, and No. 175 in computer science. Only three other N.C. graduate engineering programs rank higher. A&T is ranked No. 175 in computer science, with only four in-state programs ahead.

Finally, A&T is among the nation’s top 300 biology programs, with a ranking of 275. The College of Science and Technology program is one of eight across the state to earn a national ranking.

In the U.S. News Online Graduate Program rankings, A&T was already ranked 19th among all universities in information technology and No. 20 in such programs for veterans.

“Our growth in quality in graduate programs is matched by our growth in applications and enrollment, which has grown by more than 14% over the past three years, in the midst of a pandemic,” said Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Tonya Smith-Jackson, Ph.D. “As a doctoral-granting land grant institution, we take very seriously our commitment to the students of this state in making strong, meaningful graduate programs available to them. We look forward to continued growth in the years ahead.”

A&T is now in its eighth year as America’s largest HBCU, according to U.S. Department of Education data. It is ranked No. 1 among all HBCUs by Money magazine and Washington Monthly magazine, as well as the top-ranked public HBCU by Forbes.

Access all of the new graduate program rankings on the U.S. News & World Report site at https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools?int=top_nav_Grad_Schools.

Media Contact Information: thsimmons@ncat.edu

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