The College of Computing Ranks Among the Best in the Nation

March 30, 2006

ATLANTA (March 31, 2006)--The College of Computing at Georgia Tech continues to move up in the latest ranking of doctoral computer science (CS) programs by U.S. News & World Report. Currently ranked 11th in the nation for doctoral CS programs, the College of Computing is tied with the California Institute of Technology and moved up from the 12th position held in 2002. In CS specialty areas, the College moved up seven spots to rank 9th in Theory , a remarkable jump from being 16th only four years ago.

The rankings released on the web and to media today, are based on a survey of deans and department chairs at CS programs around the country. For a complete listing of CS program rankings and extensive specialty rankings, visit the U.S. News web site. All new and old rankings will be available in U.S. News’ “Best Graduate Schools” guidebook, which will hit newsstands next week.

The following are the College of Computing’s CS rankings by U.S. News in previous years:

  • 1996--18
  • 1997--18
  • 1999--13
  • 2002--12

The College was ranked in additional CS specialty areas this year which include: Artificial Intelligence (12), and Computer Science Systems (13). There were no rankings again this year for graphics/visualization, which received a 4th place ranking in 1999, or in databases, which received a 7th place ranking in 1999.

The College of Computing’s excellent reputation is due to its outstanding quality of research, unprecedented educational programs, renowned faculty, and diversity of students. As the College forges the new face of computing and encourages the kind of true innovation that leads to real world impact, Georgia Tech can only expect to excel in these CS rankings.

"I’m very proud of the work done by our faculty, graduate students, and staff to achieve these rankings,” said Dean Rich DeMillo. “We’re consistently competing well against some of the finest universities in the world. It’s important that the College maintains its excellence while improving in areas for which we’re less-well known. I’m confident that those trends will continue and that our programs will gain prominence across the board.”

For the Institute-level release regarding the rankings, click here.