Ranking of Operations Research, Systems Engineering,
and Industrial Engineering PhD Programs
 

Rank Program Regres Quality Survey Quality Research Product Faculty Grants Faculty Awards Student Outcomes Grad 6 years Profes Devel Stats Instruct Orient Intl Orient
1-1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Operations Research 7-34 1-2 1-2 91% 1.4 4-13 78% 17 Yes Yes Yes
2-5 Stanford University Management Science and Engineering 1-1 1-4 1-6 78% 0.5 9-26 57% 12 No Yes Yes
2-9 Cornell University Operations Research 3-11 3-11 4-18 74% 0.4 2-5 59% 16 Yes Yes Yes
2-13 Northwestern University Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 6-17 2-9 3-17 93% 0.7 4-18 33% 15 No Yes Yes
3-13 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Industrial Engineering 2-2 2-6 5-22 80% 0.3 11-28 48% 17 No Yes Yes
4-24 Purdue University-Main Campus Industrial Engineering 3-14 6-23 10-31 81% 0.3 22-48 50% 18 Yes Yes Yes
3-28 University of Maryland-College Park Reliability Engineering 26-65 4-23 2-16 97% 0.7 41-62 63% 17 No Yes Yes
5-27 University of California-Berkeley Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 3-9 5-22 3-19 93% 0.2 40-56 24% 18 Yes Yes Yes
4-27 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Industrial and Systems Engineering 5-23 17-38 24-53 83% 0.3 14-29 63% 18 Yes Yes Yes
4-30 University of Virginia-Main Campus Systems Engineering 9-38 12-36 9-39 100% 0.3 33-56 53% 17 Yes Yes Yes
5-25 University of Wisconsin-Madison Industrial Engineering 3-13 12-29 15-36 63% 0.5 45-60 59% 17 Yes Yes Yes
4-31 Auburn University Main Campus Industrial and Systems Engineering 27-56 22-45 13-44 100% 0.4 10-39 66% 17 Yes Yes Yes
6-27 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Industrial Engineering (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering) 6-19 6-21 10-29 70% 0.2 16-32 62% 18 Yes Yes Yes
5-26 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Industrial Operations and Engineering 3-9 9-27 18-43 75% 0.2 5-20 31% 18 Yes Yes Yes
6-32 University of Iowa Industrial Engineering 7-29 5-26 6-30 87% 0.0 5-20 41% 18 Yes Yes Yes
8-25 University of Pennsylvania Operations and Information Management 4-17 13-26 12-23 38% 0.3 8-24 62% 18 Yes Yes Yes
6-33 Carnegie Mellon University Engineering and Public Policy 15-42 6-26 5-26 87% 0.2 15-38 52% 16 Yes Yes Yes
8-32 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Industrial Engineering and Management 17-45 31-50 27-54 67% 0.7 17-50 50% 17 Yes Yes Yes
9-31 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Operations Research 10-33 14-30 14-32 57% 0.4 19-41 67% 18 Yes Yes Yes
6-36 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Industrial and Management Systems Engineering 25-58 4-21 23-52 80% 0.4 1-6 75% 15 No Yes Yes
9-33 University at Buffalo Industrial Engineering 21-52 14-33 19-47 78% 0.0 3-10 90% 18 Yes Yes Yes
7-37 The University of Texas at Austin Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 21-51 6-31 1-12 100% 0.3 62-69 21% 18 Yes Yes Yes
10-35 Arizona State University Industrial Engineering 19-46 5-21 3-19 74% 0.1 28-47 52% 18 Yes Yes Yes
12-33 Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business-Operations Research, Information Systems and Manufacturing and Operating Systems 8-30 7-21 6-18 53% 0.0 8-29 71% 15 Yes Yes Yes
8-40 University of Arkansas Industrial Engineering 17-53 18-45 27-59 100% 0.0 1-3 83% 13 Yes Yes Yes
9-37 University of Florida Industrial and Systems Engineering 15-45 6-30 4-28 78% 0.0 4-26 51% 17 Yes Yes Yes
15-38 Columbia University in the City of New York Operations Research 18-46 9-27 5-23 62% 0.5 34-57 36% 17 No Yes Yes
9-43 North Carolina State University at Raleigh Industrial Engineering 12-36 24-47 16-46 87% 0.1 10-54 50% 17 Yes Yes Yes
16-41 Northeastern University Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Mechanical 21-47 27-46 16-37 65% 0.2 19-47 51% 18 Yes Yes Yes
15-41 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Industrial Engineering 14-44 24-44 32-58 82% 0.1 3-11 38% 18 Yes Yes Yes
16-44 Ohio State University-Main Campus Industrial and Systems Engineering 4-19 14-36 5-23 83% 0.1 65-69 7% 18 Yes Yes Yes
21-46 Princeton University Operations Research and Financial Engineering 19-46 19-39 16-43 81% 0.1 8-27 66% 14 No Yes Yes
20-48 Lehigh University Industrial and Systems Engineering 11-31 32-52 26-56 81% 0.0 33-56 50% 17 Yes Yes Yes
24-46 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Decision Sciences and Engineering 31-56 23-39 25-49 57% 0.6 18-41 33% 17 No Yes Yes
22-47 Rutgers University-New Brunswick Industrial and Systems Engineering 34-61 20-42 12-37 70% 0.1 6-24 44% 15 Yes Yes Yes
21-48 Texas A & M University Industrial Engineering 13-38 24-44 25-54 74% 0.1 30-47 57% 17 No Yes Yes
26-48 University of Arizona Systems and Industrial Engineering 11-34 9-29 23-50 59% 0.0 5-21 43% 17 No Yes Yes
19-57 University of Missouri-Columbia Industrial Engineering 15-46 39-59 27-58 100% 0.0 48-69 58% 16 No Yes Yes
26-52 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Industrial Engineering 13-38 31-50 34-58 76% 0.0 51-62 50% 17 Yes Yes Yes
27-54 Oregon State University Industrial Engineering 15-52 41-58 34-59 77% 0.0 41-62 73% 15 Yes Yes Yes
30-54 North Carolina State University at Raleigh Operations Research 35-64 32-50 24-48 62% 0.0 13-40 40% 18 Yes Yes Yes
30-55 Boston University Systems Engineering 38-65 24-44 18-43 74% 0.0 30-57 67% 16 No Yes Yes
31-56 Iowa State University Industrial Engineering 21-50 30-49 39-60 70% 0.0 27-56 65% 16 No Yes Yes
30-56 Texas Tech University Industrial Engineering 31-59 51-63 28-55 75% 0.2 63-69 62% 18 Yes Yes Yes
32-58 Case Western Reserve University Systems and Control Engineering 14-48 45-60 28-56 76% 0.0 62-68 73% 16 No Yes Yes
29-62 New Jersey Institute of Technology Transportation 58-72 36-58 17-52 100% 0.0 45-67 60% 17 No Yes Yes
33-59 University of Illinois at Chicago Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 35-59 5-19 2-12 80% 0.1 51-65 25% 13 No No Yes
37-57 Clemson University Industrial Engineering 47-65 43-57 44-61 70% 0.0 14-35 82% 17 No Yes Yes
41-57 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering 18-41 30-46 40-57 40% 0.2 29-54 10% 14 Yes Yes Yes
36-60 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Industrial Engineering 26-55 39-57 39-60 77% 0.0 18-39 31% 17 Yes No Yes
37-59 University of Southern California Industrial and Systems Engineering 21-52 36-53 43-60 65% 0.1 23-47 50% 16 No Yes Yes
38-60 Kansas State University Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 54-69 36-56 21-52 55% 0.0 14-47 67% 16 Yes Yes Yes
36-63 University of Louisville Industrial Engineering 39-65 31-55 15-50 99% 0.0 39-58 30% 11 No Yes Yes
42-60 Rutgers University-New Brunswick Operations Research 29-59 35-52 27-50 41% 0.0 18-41 41% 15 Yes Yes Yes
30-67 University of Central Florida Modeling and Simulation 54-71 48-64 34-58 86% 0.0 2-55 50% 16 No Yes Yes
40-64 Wayne State University Industrial Engineering 43-64 44-59 32-58 88% 0.0 38-60 34% 14 No Yes Yes
45-65 University of Massachusetts Amherst Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 46-68 35-54 22-52 74% 0.0 56-67 10% 15 No Yes Yes
48-66 University of Central Florida Industrial Engineering 48-68 60-67 58-68 67% 0.0 51-61 65% 18 Yes Yes Yes
49-65 University of South Florida-Main Campus Industrial and Management Systems Engineering 65-72 54-62 57-65 36% 0.3 30-61 53% 17 Yes Yes Yes
47-65 University of Miami Industrial Engineering 45-66 62-67 59-67 57% 0.0 35-60 46% 18 Yes Yes Yes
52-65 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Operations Research 35-60 57-64 64-70 44% 0.0 23-47 39% 18 Yes Yes Yes
50-68 SUNY at Binghamton Systems Science 58-71 59-67 53-66 63% 0.0 42-64 40% 18 Yes Yes Yes
53-66 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Industrial and Systems Engineering 30-58 49-59 46-59 49% 0.0 17-43 18% 16 No Yes Yes
56-68 University of Connecticut Business Administration, PhD in Operations Information Management 46-66 59-65 62-68 13% 0.0 8-42 54% 18 Yes Yes Yes
58-69 Case Western Reserve University Operations Research 26-55 55-63 68-70 17% 0.0 9-41 46% 17 No Yes Yes
58-69 The University of Tennessee Industrial Engineering 63-72 58-66 57-68 65% 0.0 43-62 50% 13 Yes Yes Yes
61-70 Missouri University of Science and Technology Engineering Management 47-67 65-69 52-65 72% 0.1 68-71 62% 10 No Yes Yes
58-70 Old Dominion University Engineering Management 68-72 67-72 59-69 70% 0.0 60-71 70% 13 Yes Yes Yes
65-70 New Mexico State University-Main Campus Industrial Engineering 39-66 68-72 71-72 25% 0.0 47-67 58% 15 Yes Yes Yes
67-71 University of Alabama in Huntsville Industrial and Systems Engineering 44-64 67-72 58-69 67% 0.0 71-72 15% 11 No Yes Yes
69-72 George Washington University Systems Engineering 31-70 68-72 66-70 25% 0.0 69-72 42% 14 No Yes Yes
71-72 University of Houston Industrial Engineering 63-71 68-72 71-72 14% 0.0

  

 

Best Engineering Schools Specialty Rankings: Industrial / Manufacturing
Ranked in
2009

1 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 4.9
2 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA 4.5
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 4.5
4 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 4.2
5 Northwestern University (McCormick) Evanston, IL 4.1
Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA 4.1
Stanford University Stanford, CA 4.1
8 Cornell University Ithaca, NY 4.0
Texas A&M University--College Station (Look) College Station, TX 4.0
10 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI 3.9

 

Engineering Specialty Rankings: Industrial/Manufacturing
Ranked in
2008

1 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 4.8
2 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 4.4
3 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA 4.3
4 Stanford University Stanford, CA 4.1
5 Northwestern University (McCormick) Evanston, IL 4.0
  Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA 4.0
7 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 3.9
8 Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN 3.8
9 Cornell University Ithaca, NY 3.7
  Texas A&M University--College Station (Look) College Station, TX 3.7
  University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI 3.7
12 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) New York, NY 3.6
13 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 3.4
  University of Florida Gainesville, FL 3.4
  University of Southern California (Viterbi) Los Angeles, CA 3.4
16 Lehigh University (Rossin) Bethlehem, PA 3.2
  University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL 3.2
18 Arizona State University (Fulton) Tempe, AZ 3.1
  Ohio State University Columbus, OH 3.1
  University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell) Austin, TX 3.1
21 Auburn University (Ginn) Auburn University, AL 3.0
  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick Piscataway, NJ 3.0
23 Iowa State University Ames, IA 2.9
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 2.9
  University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY 2.9
  University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 2.9
27 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 2.8
  University of Arkansas--Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR 2.8
29 University of Washington Seattle, WA 2.7
30 Clemson University Clemson, SC 2.6
  Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 2.6
  University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 2.6
  University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 2.6
34 Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 2.5
  University of Illinois--Chicago Chicago, IL 2.5

 

Engineering Specialties: Industrial/Manufacturing
New! Ranked in
2006
*
Rank/School Average assessment
score (5.0=highest)
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.8
2. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.5
3. University of California–Berkeley 4.2
4. Pennsylvania State University–University Park 4.1
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 4.1
  Stanford University (CA) 4.1
7. Northwestern University (McCormick) (IL) 4.0
8. Cornell University (NY) 3.9
  Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) 3.9
  Virginia Tech 3.9
11. Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY) 3.7
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.7
13. Lehigh University (Rossin) (PA) 3.6
14. North Carolina State University 3.5
  University of Southern California (Viterbi) 3.5
16. University of Florida 3.4
17. Arizona State University (Fulton) 3.2
  Ohio State University 3.2
19. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 3.1
20. University of Arizona 3.0
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.0
  University of Pittsburgh 3.0
  University of Texas–Austin 3.0
24. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 2.9
25. Iowa State University 2.8
26. Auburn University (Ginn) (AL) 2.7
  University at Buffalo–SUNY 2.7
  University of Arkansas–Fayetteville 2.7
  University of Washington 2.7
30. Clemson University (SC) 2.6
  University of Iowa 2.6
  University of Oklahoma 2.6
33. Oklahoma State University 2.5
  Texas Tech University 2.5
  University of Central Florida 2.5

 


Engineering Specialties: Industrial/Manufacturing
Ranked in 2005
*
Rank/School Average assessment
score (5.0=highest)
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.7
2. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.5
3. Pennsylvania State University–University Park 4.3
4. Northwestern University (IL) 4.2
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 4.2
  Stanford University (CA) 4.2
  University of California–Berkeley 4.2
8. Virginia Tech 4.1
9. Cornell University (NY) 4.0
10. Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) 3.9
11. University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.8
12. Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY) 3.6
  North Carolina State University 3.6
14. Lehigh University (Rossin) (PA) 3.5
  University of Southern California (Andrew and Erna Viterbi) 3.5
16. Arizona State University (Fulton) 3.4
  University of Florida 3.4
18. Ohio State University 3.3
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 3.3
  University of Arizona 3.3
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.3
  University of Texas–Austin 3.3
23. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.2
24. University of Pittsburgh 3.1
25. Iowa State University 3.0
  University at Buffalo–SUNY 3.0
27. Auburn University (Ginn) (AL) 2.9
  University of Oklahoma 2.9
  University of Washington 2.9
30. Oklahoma State University 2.8
  University of Arkansas–Fayetteville 2.8
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 2.8
33. Boston University 2.7
  Clemson University (SC) 2.7
35. Northeastern University (MA) 2.6
  Texas Tech University 2.6
37. University of Central Florida 2.5
  University of Cincinnati 2.5
  University of Iowa 2.5
  University of Louisville (Speed) (KY)

Engineering Specialties: Industrial/Manufacturing
Ranked in 2004
*
Rank/School

Average assessment
score (5.0=highest)

1. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.7
2. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.4
3. Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 4.2
4. Penn State University–University Park 4.1
  University of California–Berkeley 4.1
6. Stanford University (CA) 4.0
7. Northwestern University (IL) 3.9
  Virginia Tech 3.9
9. Texas A&M University–College Station 3.7
10. Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY) 3.6
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.6
12. North Carolina State University 3.5
13. Lehigh University (PA) 3.4
14. University of Florida 3.3
15. Arizona State University 3.2
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.2
  University of Southern California (Andrew and Erna Viterbi) 3.2
18. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.1
19. Ohio State University 3.0
  University of Arizona 3.0
21. Iowa State University 2.9
22. Auburn University (AL) 2.8
  University of Pittsburgh 2.8
  University of Texas–Austin 2.8
25. Oklahoma State University 2.7
  University of Oklahoma 2.7
  University of Washington 2.7
28. University at Buffalo–SUNY 2.6
  University of Iowa 2.6
30. Clemson University (SC) 2.5
  Kansas State University 2.5
  Texas Tech University 2.5
  University of Arkansas–Fayetteville 2.5


Engineering Specialties: Industrial/Manufacturing
Ranked in
2003*

1.

Georgia Institute of Technology

2.

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

3.

Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)

4.

Penn State University–University Park

5.

University of California–Berkeley

6.

Texas A&M University–College Station

7.

Northwestern University (IL)

 

Stanford University (CA)

9.

Virginia Tech

10.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

11.

Cornell University (NY)

12.

North Carolina State University

 

Ohio State University

14.

Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)

 

University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

16.

University of Florida

17.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*This ranking was computed in January of the year cited, based on data from a survey sent out in the fall of the previous year.