Engineering grad students working UCR labooratory

UCR engineering grad school climbs in national rankings

Bourns College of Engineering moves up seven positions in U.S. News rankings

June 18, 2024
Author: David Danelski
June 18, 2024

UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering graduate school has climbed seven positions in the university rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

Christopher Lynch, dean of the Bourns College of Engineering
Christopher Lynch

The school’s rank, released Tuesday, June 18, is 83rd in the nation. 

Three of the school’s programs also improved in the rankings: Chemical Engineering (53rd – up by two); Electrical Engineering (65th – up by one); and Environmental Engineering (57th – up by two).

Christopher S. Lynch, the school’s dean, attributed the rise to the school’s ability to meet societal and student needs.

“At the master’s level, we are preparing our students for both the engineering and computer science workforce and for beginning their doctoral studies,” Lynch said. “These new rankings affirm our continuing success in preparing our students to achieve their career goals.”

Graduate students working in laboratory
Bourns engineering students working in a laboratory (UCR/Stan Lim)

The rise in rankings reflects how BCOE has been continuously expanding its graduate offerings, Lynch added. This growth has been supported by the college expanding its faculty size and investing in support infrastructure and personnel.

Doctoral students receive full financial support, including tuition, fees, medical benefits, and salary through a combination of fellowships and research assistant and teaching assistant positions.

Bourns faculty produces research that offers solutions for climate change, environmental cleanup, advancing artificial intelligence, and computer hardware and software, among other areas of innovation.