The Daniel Guggenheim School remains No. 1 among publicly funded institutions.

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The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (AE School) ranks No. 2 in the nation for aerospace engineering graduate programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2024-2025 rankings

“This elevated ranking not only reflects our commitment to academic excellence but also shows the incredible work of our faculty, staff, students, and research engineers,” said AE School Chair Mitchell Walker. “I’m very proud and confident of the success and trajectory of the AE School’s graduate programs under Professor Adam Steinberg’s leadership as associate chair for graduate programs.” 

The AE School is now tied with California Institute of Technology, Purdue University, and Stanford University, after previously holding the No. 4 spot for six consecutive years. The AE School’s graduate population has nearly doubled in size over the past five years, growing from 490 to 900 students. This growth includes a steady rise in its distance learning program. Additionally, the number of graduate students supported by external funding, through graduate research assistantships and fellowships, has grown from 398 to 524. 

Overall, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering’s graduate programs are now ranked No. 4 in the nation, marking the fourth year in a row that the College has steadily climbed the graduate rankings. This marks the 13th year that every program in the College in the top 10 of their discipline.

  • College of Engineering – 4th (Previously 5th)
  • Aerospace - 2nd (Tie) (Previously 4th)
  • Biomedical - 2nd (Previously 1st)
  • Chemical- 5th (Previously 5th)
  • Civil - 3rd (Previously 3rd)
  • Computer - 6th (Previously 5th)
  • Electrical - 4th (Previously 4th)
  • Environmental - 5th (Previously 5th)
  • Industrial - 1st (Previously 1st)

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Support the Next Generation of Aerospace Engineers

The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering is named after one of our most celebrated supporters, philanthropist Daniel Guggenheim. But AE would not be one of the top-ranked aerospace engineering schools in the country if our support stopped there.