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Carnegie Mellon Receives the No. 1 Rank in Eight Program and Specialty Areas

U.S. News & World Report ranks CMU 22nd overall among National Universities

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Peter Kerwin
University Communications & Marketing

Carnegie Mellon University is ranked No. 22 among National Universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges Rankings(opens in new window) released today. CMU is additionally ranked No. 3 Most Innovative School and received 23 top 10 rankings.

CMU ranks No. 1 overall in computer science(opens in new window). In addition, Carnegie Mellon University ranks first in eight specialty areas, within the business(opens in new window), computer science and engineering(opens in new window) programs that train the next generation of innovators to solve real-world problems and improve the way people live and work. They include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mobile/Web Applications
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Quantitative Analysis

"Excellence and impact are at the heart of Carnegie Mellon University's mission and reputation and I am so pleased to see the recent rankings report reflect our commitment to continually advance new frontiers in an accessible, innovative and transformative education," said CMU President Farnam Jahanian(opens in new window). "With top-ranked programs in eight subdisciplines and specialty areas that are driving global change, Carnegie Mellon remains on the leading edge of progress and is uniquely positioned to prepare students for a rapidly changing world."

Additionally, 17 CMU programs ranked in the top five — including business, computer systems, data analytics and production operations management — and another six are in the top 10, giving CMU a total of 23 programs in the top 10 of this year's rankings.

CMU has also seen an increase in six-year graduation and retention rates, reflecting a decade of focus on programming to enhance and improve the student experience and graduation rates.

This ranking is the result of CMU's increased commitment of financial resources to support educational expenses. This includes increases for instruction, student services, academic support and institutional support for research.

U.S. News surveyed schools in the spring and summer of 2022.

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