According to the US News & World Report rankings, the best engineering colleges in America for graduate programs in 2010 are MIT (#1 nationally), Stanford (#2) and UC Berkeley (#3). In the US News Best Colleges 2009 ranking of undergraduate engineering programs:

- The Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (where doctorate is highest degree) are MIT (#1), Stanford (= #2), UC Berkeley (= #2), Caltech (= #4), Georgia Institute of Technology (= #4), University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (= #4).

- The Best 5 Undergraduate Engineering Programs (where doctorate not offered) are Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (#1), Harvey Mudd College (#2), Cooper Union (#3), California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo (#4), and United States Military Academy (#5).

Following are some of the best engineering colleges:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - the college is ranked No. 1 in its category (engineering colleges whose highest degree offered is a Bachelors's or Master's) by U.S. News & World Report for 10 consecutive years (2000-2009). It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Department of Public Instruction of the State of Indiana. It offers degree programs in Applied Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, and Software Engineering.

Harvey Mudd College (HMC) - In the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges", Harvey Mudd College is ranked 14th among the nation's liberal arts colleges and 2nd among undergraduate engineering programs. It is also included as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review, and rated 5th in the “Students Study the Most” category.

Cooper Union - ranked 1st in the region for "Best Baccalaureate Colleges" and one of the top 3 colleges in the country for specialties in "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs". It is also rated in the Top 4 for the following engineering disciplines: Chemical (#1), Electrical/Electronic/Communications (#3), Mechanical (#3), Civil (#4), and Computer Engineering (#4).

California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo - The College of Engineering is placed #1 among public undergraduate engineering schools (ranked #4 overall) in the US whose highest degree is a Master's.  It is also rated highly for the following engineering disciplines: Industrial Engineering (#1), Electrical Engineering (#2), Mechanical Engineering (#2), Computer Engineering (#2), Civil Engineering (= #2).

* Suggested Reading:

US Top 10 Undergraduate Engineering Schools

US Graduate Engineering Ranking 2010

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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