School Profile & Rankings


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Established in 1898, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most prominent programs of its kind in both graduate and undergraduate education. 

CEE has 54 tenure-track faculty members who are leading experts in their respective disciplines. Our faculty are grouped by areas of expertise that define our graduate programs: Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources, Geosystems Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, and Transportation Systems Engineering.

CEE faculty and students collaborate within and across these groups as well as with other faculty and students across campus. This cross-disciplinary approach to research enables us to address the complex challenges of the 21st Century.  Some of the critical areas in which our faculty work include disaster-resilient infrastructure systems, water and air quality, energy production and carbon management, safety of structures, bridges and transportation systems, and sustainable materials, to name a few.

CEE at Georgia Tech is a very diverse learning environment that is committed to leading the transformation of education to solve problems critical to improving quality of life. As our School Vision states "People are our priority, and the world is our laboratory."

Quick Facts

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CEE offers 7 DEGREES:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Doctor of Philosophy

ENROLLMENT: 716 UNDERGRADUATE students and 377 GRADUATE students
As of Fall 2013

54 full-time FACULTY members

STUDENT/FACULTY ratio: 20 to 1

26 LABORATORIES

CEE’s STUDENT ADVISING PROGRAM ranks the highest within GT's College of Engineering
 

 

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings

The Georgia Institute of Technology continues its longstanding record for high marks in the 2015 Best Colleges undergraduate rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Georgia Tech ranks 7th among public universities and 35th among all national universities. Georgia Tech’s internship and cooperative education initiatives are also cited in the publication’s “Academic Programs to Look For.”

Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering moved up to a 4th place ranking (rising from 5th place in 2014) for undergraduate engineering programs at institutions that award doctoral degrees. The college also continued with solid rankings in its engineering programs, with 7 programs ranking in the top 5. 

Within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, our undergraduate civil engineering program holds a 2nd place ranking (rising from 3rd place in 2014), and our undergraduate environmental engineering program continues to rank 3rd in the nation.

Our graduate civil engineering program ranks 5th in the nation, and our graduate environmental engineering program ranks 4th.

U.S. News & World Report

2015 Rankings

  • No. 2 undergraduate civil engineering program
  • No. 3 undergraduate environmental engineering program
  • No. 5 graduate civil engineering program
  • No. 4 graduate environmental engineering program

 

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Bachelor's (2010)

  • No. 2 in engineering bachelor's degrees awarded to African American students
  • No. 2 in engineering bachelor's degrees awarded to all categories of minority students
  • No. 3 in engineering bachelor's degrees awarded to Asian American students

Master's (2010)

  • No. 4 in engineering master's degrees awarded to African American students
  • No. 4 in physical sciences master's degrees awarded to African American students
  • No. 4 in engineering master's degrees awarded to Hispanic students
  • No. 5 in engineering master's degrees awarded to all minority students
  • No. 10 in physical sciences master's degrees awarded to all minority students

Doctoral (2010)

  • No. 1 in engineering doctoral degrees awarded to African American students
  • No. 1 in engineering doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanic students
  • No. 1 in engineering doctoral degrees awarded to Asian American students
  • No. 1 in engineering doctoral degrees awarded to all minority students