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August 22, 2008
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830 slatto@d.umn.edu
Professor Richard Davis, Head, UMD Department of Chemical Engineering 218) 726-6162 rdavis@d.umn.edu
Vince Magnuson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration (218) 726-7103, vmagnuso@d.umn.edu


UMD Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report's
Annual "America's Best Colleges"

Chemical Engineering Dept---Ranked Fourth in the Nation

UMD--Ranked Tenth Among Top Midwest Public Universities


The UMD Department of Chemical Engineering was ranked fourth in the nation for Best Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Programs (both public and private) by the just released U.S. News & World Report issue of "America's Best Colleges", 2009 edition.

UMD ranked tenth among Top Midwest Public Universities with Master's Programs--and 45th over-all among all Midwest Universities with Master's Programs (both public and private). There are 572 universities in this later category, ranked within four geographic areas: North, South, Midwest and West.

UMD is set to launch its new Civil Engineering program this fall with a state-of-the-art $15 million Civil Engineering Building currently under construction on the campus. The UMD Engineering Program now totals the following five departments

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

For more information on the new Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering starting at UMD this fall see
http://www.d.umn.edu/news/2007/July/19.html

Complete rankings are published in the September 1 issue of U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands, Monday, August 25.


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