LSU’s graduate program in engineering is among the top 100 in the nation, according to the latest rankings out from U.S. News & World Report.

Richard Koubek, dean of LSU’s College of Engineering, said in a news release Tuesday that the No. 94 ranking is “a direct result of our dedicated students, faculty, staff and alumni.”

LSU’s engineering graduate program was ranked the highest in Louisiana and bested several other programs in the Southeastern Conference, including the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina and University of Mississippi.

Tulane University’s graduate program in engineering came in at 107, and Louisiana Tech University was ranked 135.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional-school programs in various areas including business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators rating student and faculty outcomes.

Here are some other highlights from the U.S. News & World Report list showing how Louisiana graduate programs stacked up:

BUSINESS: Tulane, 61; LSU, 77

EDUCATION: LSU, 88; Louisiana Tech, 149

VISUAL ART: LSU, 62; Tulane, 93; Louisiana Tech, 187

LAW: Tulane, 50; LSU, 94; Loyola University New Orleans, 135

ENGLISH: LSU and Tulane (tie), 82

PUBLIC AFFAIRS: LSU, 73; University of New Orleans, 121

Explore the full rankings via U.S. News & World Report here.

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