Computer science graduate students at Georgia Tech

Graduate Computer Science Programs Climb in Latest National Rankings

Computer science (CS) at Georgia Tech continues to advance in the latest national rankings, improving overall and in several key specialty fields, including AI.

U.S. News and World Report revealed its 2024 Best Graduate Programs list this week. Climbing one spot from last year, Georgia Tech ranks No. 7 overall for graduate CS studies.   

Georgia Tech Interim Dean of Computing Alex Orso
Interim Dean of Computing Alex Orso. Photo by Terence Rushin/College of Computing

"I am delighted to see our graduate computer science programs earn this well-deserved recognition," says Alex Orso, interim dean of the College of Computing.

"It's solid evidence that there is growing national awareness of our staunch commitment to enhancing academic quality, expanding research opportunities, and fostering a vibrant campus community for our graduate students."

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Besides rising in the ranks for overall CS, Georgia Tech showed its strength in many specific areas. Georgia Tech ranks No. 5 for artificial intelligence (AI) and No. 14 for programming languages. Each is up one position from the 2023 rankings.

Tech climbed two spots for systems, ranking No. 4, and three spots for theory, ranking No. 9.

"Through investments in faculty development, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative programs, the College of Computing remains at the forefront of higher education, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to thrive in today's technology-driven and dynamic world," says Orso.

Participants in Georgia Tech's 2023 Cybersecurity Summer Institute
Top photo: Graduate students share their work at Interactivity 2024. Above: Participants in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy's 2023 Cybersecurity Summer Institute. Photos by Kevin Beasley/College of Computing

CS at Georgia Tech earned a peer assessment score of 4.5 in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report rankings. The score places Georgia Tech in a three-way tie for No. 7 with the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington.

The rankings are "based solely on the results of surveys sent to academic officials in fall 2023 and early 2024 in computer science," according to U.S. News and World Report.

Read more to find out how Georgia Tech fared in the latest rankings across campus.