U.S. News & World Report rankings: Engineering programs climb overall, and across multiple categories

CWRU front sign in autumn

Case Western Reserve University’s two schools with highest graduate student enrollment each posted gains in this year’s U.S. News & World Report graduate and professional school rankings, and two of its smaller schools maintained their top-10 spots.

Thanks in large part to impressive increases in research funding, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine improved one spot to 24th in the country this year, with pediatrics appearing at 17th and—in a new ranking for the magazine—its biostatistics program at 28th. 

Meanwhile, Case School of Engineering climbed seven notches to 45th, its first time back in the 40s since 2016. Its chemical engineering program climbed from 41st to 34th, materials science from 40th to 35th and civil engineering improved from 57th to 47th. Computer engineering improved six slots, to 50th, and the school’s highest-ranked department, biomedical engineering, fell by one, to 18th. 

The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, meanwhile, retained its ninth-place ranking in social work—among nearly 300 accredited schools and programs—after a two-year hiatus in U.S. News’ annual survey of academic leaders in the discipline. 

And the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s master’s degree in acute gerontological care stayed at No. 7 in the nation, while its overall master’s degree improved from 13th to 11th in the country this year. The overall Doctor of Nursing Practice ranking, meanwhile, slipped three spots from last year to 15th.

While Weatherhead School of Management saw its full-time MBA ranking slip one spot to 82nd, its information systems offerings tied for 19th with Purdue.

The law school’s overall program ranked 78th this year, down six positions from last year, while this year health law is 13th and international law 21st.