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OSU ‘s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology climbs U.S. News Rankings

(STILLWATER, Okla., March 30, 2017) – The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s position rose in the 2018 U.S. News Rankings, moving up over 30 spots in the last three years.

Ample opportunities in both the student experience and research, combined with new faculty hires and a focus on innovation improved the college’s rankings over the past two years.

“I am very pleased to see that OSU is being recognized for our outstanding programs and the ongoing improvements that are being made within the college,” says Randy Seitsinger, associate dean of academic affairs for CEAT. “I am especially proud of our success in expanding the size and capability of our faculty, upgrading our facilities to provide state-of-the-art labs, offices and classrooms, and the outstanding students that continue to graduate from CEAT with the education and abilities necessary to transform society.”

The creation of a new living learning program (LLP), Parker Hall, and a new undergraduate lab building are two ways the college is focused on expanding and improving.

The newly renovated Parker Hall will focus on academic success for incoming freshmen that want to pursue an engineering degree.

“The LLP will make a significant impact on next year’s freshman class; nearly one in four of our new freshmen will live in the same building with upperclassmen for guidance,” says Lance Millis, director of CEAT’s student academic services. “Extensive programming and academic opportunities will be focused on in this building.”

The college’s newest endeavor – an undergraduate lab building - will also enhance the student experience, offering interdisciplinary opportunities in a facility tailored specifically for engineering undergraduates. The building will house 14 undergraduate research labs, as well as a lecture hall, student project spaces and sticky spaces.

“This facility will make CEAT the only place in the United States where engineers, architects and technologists can come together in an academic setting,” says Seitsinger. “This venue will help students understand how important collaboration is and how vital the other disciplines are to the big picture.”

CEAT is currently ranked 104 among peer institutions and 67 among public institutions. This is a significant leap from the college’s ranking of 140 in 2016 and 112 in 2017. 

For more information on the new undergraduate lab building, visit https://ceat.okstate.edu/undergraduate-lab.

RELEASE CONTACT: Chelsea Robinson | CEAT Marketing | 405-744-5831 | Chelsea.l.robinson@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 260,000 students who have been serving Oklahoma and the world for 125 years.