The Urbana campus of the UI was ranked No. 13 nationally among U.S. public universities granting doctoral degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released rankings as part of its "America's Best Colleges" issue.
The College of Engineering's undergraduate program ranked No. 5 nationally among schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. The UI business school's undergraduate programs were ranked 14th.
Within the engineering disciplines, two specialties were ranked No. 1: agricultural engineering and civil engineering.
Other specialties at the UI earning high ratings: aerospace/aeronautical/astronomical (8), chemical (9), computer (5), electrical/electronic/communications (4), engineering science/engineering physics (2), environmental/environmental health (4), materials (2), mechanical (5). The specialties that moved up one spot: agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical/electronic/communications, materials, mechanical.
In the College of Business, the UI accounting program was ranked No. 2, finance No. 13, marketing No. 12 and management No. 14.
Business and engineering undergraduate programs were the only programs evaluated in the Sept. 12 issue of the magazine.