According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 "Best Graduate Schools" report, the UT Computer Science graduate program is among the top 10 best graduate programs for computer science in the country, as well as being one of the top 5 among public schools and the best in Texas.
Computer science ranks 9th nationally, with four of its specialties, or areas of research, in the top 10: Theory at 7th, Programming Language at 9th, and Artificial Intelligence and Systems at 10th.
"With strength in so many disciplines, UT Austin is without doubt one of the best places in the world to pursue graduate studies," said President Jay Hartzell. "Few institutions can match our combination of excellence and breadth, and we are especially strong in some of the fastest-growing fields that draw from multiple disciplines, where scholars are tackling society's biggest challenges, expanding the frontiers of knowledge, and making an impact."
U.S. News & World Report's graduate rankings, separate from the magazine's yearly ranking of undergraduate programs where UT Austin also excels, are among the most widely regarded ratings in higher education. They are based on surveys of academic leaders and, for select programs, additional quantitative measures including placement student/faculty ratios, research expenditures and job placement success.