FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Earns National Recognition

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering graduate programs are among the best in the nation according to U.S News and World Reports 2024

The graduate programs in the nation’s only joint engineering college are among the best in Florida and the nation, according to the latest rankings published in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”  

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering moved up one spot among public institutions with a No. 60 ranking nationally and tied for third overall among Florida public universities.  

The college’s industrial engineering graduate program placed No. 49 among publics, the chemical engineering graduate program moved up six spots to No. 52 among publics, the materials engineering program jumped 11 spots to No. 54 among public institutions, and the civil engineering graduate program rose five places to No. 72 among public schools. 

Dean Suvranu De
Suvranu De, Dean
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

“We’re pleased to have the majority of our engineering departments making the top 100 list,” said Suvranu De, dean of the joint engineering college. “Some of these top-ranking programs are fairly new, and that speaks to our upward trajectory as a college overall. Although we may not have the long-standing recognition of some older institutions, the joint FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a standout gem in the state and the nation. Our model is like no other — and our research impacts are truly outstanding. Per faculty member, our research expenditure is among the highest in the state. I’m so proud of our faculty, students and staff as we continue to make our mark in the engineering research sector.” 

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, established by the Florida Legislature in 1982, is the joint engineering school for Florida A&M and Florida State universities, the only shared college of engineering in the nation. 

“The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a unique and successful collaboration that benefits both universities and the state of Florida,” said Jim Clark, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at FSU. “We are proud of the accomplishments of our faculty and students, and we are committed to growing this partnership as we advance our strategic initiatives in aerospace and advanced manufacturing, quantum, materials science and many other areas.” 

Graduate students at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering enroll through either university and work and research in one of the many nationally renowned engineering research laboratories adjacent to the engineering campus. The National High Magnetic Field LaboratoryFlorida Center for Advanced Aero-PropulsionCenter for Advanced Power Systems and RIDER Center are a few of the engineering labs associated with the college’s graduate programs. 

“It is imperative that our academic programs are nationally ranked, our faculty are highly qualified and engaged in research, and our graduates are sought after to meet the industry and workforce needs of the future,” said Allyson L. Watson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at FAMU. “This steady increase indicates the collaboration and joint efforts of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering administrators, faculty, and staff to benefit students ultimately. We are proud of the accomplishments and look forward to even greater impacts in the future.”