Number 7 Best Graduate Computer Science Program in the Nation

The 2024-2025 rankings tout computer science at The University of Texas at Austin as among the seven best nationally.

The UT Computer Science graduate program continues to be recognized as a top 10 program in the nation, as well as among the top 5 public schools and the best in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s partial release of its most recent “Best Graduate Schools” released today. The magazine ranks programs in alternating years.

UT Computer Science ranks 7th nationally, tied with Georgia Tech and the University of Washington. Four “specialties,” or areas of research, at UTCS also rank in the top ten, with Programming Languages coming in 7th, Theory ranked 8th, Artificial Intelligence ranked 9th, and Systems ranked 10th.

U.S. News has delayed release of rankings in additional areas in which The University of Texas at Austin has historically achieved No. 1 and top 10 rankings. Even with the partial release of the graduate rankings, UT maintained its top 10 spot for five colleges and schools. Overall, the University has 42 graduate schools and specialty programs ranked in the top 10 when combined with previous years.

“Our talent is what puts UT at the leading edge of discovery in AI and robotics, life sciences, population research, and many other disciplines that are at the forefront of solving many of the world’s most pressing problems and bettering society,” said President Jay Hartzell. 

U.S. News & World Report’s graduate rankings, which are published separately from the yearly ranking of undergraduate programs, are considered the gold standard of graduate and professional rankings. They are based on surveys of academic leaders and, for select programs, additional quantitative measures including placement test scores, student/faculty ratios, research expenditures, salary by profession and job placement success.

The publication updates some of its specialty rankings each year and republishes the most recent rankings in other areas.

Read the full UT News Release.