Best Global Universities
Penn State World Campus's online programs are among more than 1,200 programs surveyed by U.S. News and World Report and are ranked best in the nation. Only regionally accredited institutions whose programs are offered mostly or entirely online were evaluated.
- 1st - Best Online Bachelor's Programs
- 4th - Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
- 6th - Best Online Graduate Education Programs
Note that specialty rankings are not available in all disciplines at the undergraduate level, and not all disciplines are ranked every year.
QS World University 2016 Rankings by Subject
National Science Foundation Research Expenditure Rankings
In the most recent institutional rankings (FY2016) released by the National Science Foundation of total research expenditures for science and engineering, Penn State ranked 17th nationally in total research expenditures across the board. EMS programs ranked in the top twenty were:
- 1st - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- 3rd - Physical Sciences - Materials Science
- 7th - Total Engineering
- 7th - Geological and Earth Sciences
- 10th - Atmospheric Science and Meteorology