In the latest list of national rankings for graduate schools released by U.S. News and World Report this month, Iowa State University scored high with its agriculture and biosystems engineering program ranked No. 2.
This is up from third last year, and is not the only acknowledgement for Iowa State programs.
The engineering program tied for 26th among public universities, and business tied for 39th in the same category. Education also ranked 60th for public schools, up from 65th last year.
The university achieved higher rankings for several other programs, including the aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering program that is 23rd overall. Civil engineering was No. 34 overall, and the veterinary medicine program ranked No. 13 overall and 10th among public universities.
Other programs listed in the rankings were statistics (19th overall), economics (30th in public schools), and communications engineering (22nd among public universities).
The rankings are published annually with the intention of assisting prospective students in researching the best programs for their chosen study across six major disciplines – engineering, law, medicine, education, business and nursing. Statistical surveys are taken from 1,900 programs and 18,400 academics and professionals in the areas of study.