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UT Continues Upward Climb in Latest U.S. News Undergraduate Rankings

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UT is ranked #9 Public University in the U.S. by U.S. News

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin raised its ranking among the best universities in the country, according to the most recent undergraduate rankings from U.S. News & World Report. UT Austin climbed to No. 9 among national public universities and remains the No. 1 public university in Texas. Among both public and private universities, UT rose six places to No. 32.

“UT’s continued upward rankings trajectory is a reflection of the exceptional talent we continue to attract; our commitment to unmatched academic, research and campus experiences that are life-changing and affordable; and the opportunities that exist in Austin as an innovation and cultural hub,” said President Jay Hartzell. “Many of our top-ranked programs in computer science, artificial intelligence, engineering, design, business and psychology are major contributors to the U.S. economy and position our graduates for tremendous career opportunities, where they can have significant impact and change the world.”

The McCombs School of Business rose two places this year to No. 5 in the country, and 12 of the school’s specialties ranked in the top 10, with accounting maintaining its No. 1 ranking. The Cockrell School of Engineering placed No. 11 in the country, with six specialties ranking in the top 10. The computer science program ranked No. 11, with five specialties landing in the top 10, including a newly added category for artificial intelligence. Undergraduate research rose four places to No. 15. UT continues to be the best university in Texas for veterans and increased its national standing to No. 16. The University also ranked No. 16 among the country’s “Most Innovative Schools.”

U.S. News reviewed several undergraduate disciplines this year, and UT earned top-10 rankings in many of them. Twelve of the McCombs specialties earned top-10 status:

  • 1 in Accounting
  • 4 in Business Analytics
  • 4 in Finance
  • 4 in Insurance Risk
  • 4 in Management
  • 4 in Management Information Systems
  • 4 in Marketing
  • 6 in Real Estate
  • 7 in Production Operations
  • 7 in Supply Chain
  • 8 in Quantitative Analysis
  • 9 in Entrepreneurship


The Cockrell School of Engineering earned top-10 specialty rankings in six categories:

  • 2 in Petroleum Engineering
  • 7 in Civil Engineering
  • 7 in Environmental Engineering
  • 8 in Computer Engineering
  • 9 in Aerospace Engineering
  • 9 in Chemical Engineering


The Computer Science program earned top-10 specialty rankings in five categories:

  • 7 in Programming
  • 8 in Computer Systems
  • 9 in Theory
  • 9 in Cybersecurity
  • 10 in Artificial Intelligence


Other top rankings in areas of interest include:

  • 15 – Undergraduate Research
  • 16 & No. 1 in Texas – Best Colleges for Veterans
  • 16 – Most Innovative Schools
  • 16 – Study Abroad
  • 20 – Psychology Program

The U.S. News ranking is one of the most widely referenced measurements of undergraduate programs nationally and is based on 19 key measures, such as graduation rates and student outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinions, financial resources and student excellence.