Graduate Program Excels

Over the past 5 years the US News and World Report rank of the VT Computer Science graduate program has increased steadiliy from 46th to 40th place. Other institutions that share the same rank with us are  Dartmouth, Texas A&M University,  SUNY at Stony  Brook, and University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Wall Street Journal survey of industrial recruiters in Fall 2010 named CS@VT fifth among CS departments in the US in terms of the desirability of recruiting  our students. In 2014, we were ranked seventh among US universities for mid-career pay for CS graduates, placing CS@VT between MIT and  Cornell in this respect. 

Virginia Tech's computer science graduate program was among Computerworld's "Top 10 IT Schools to Watch." The interdisciplinary strength of the graduate program was a key reason cited for Virginia Tech's selection. Rounding out the top 10 list were:


  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Georgia State University
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Northeastern University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stanford University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • Polytechnic University

You can read the full story in the August, 2008 issue of Computerworld.

The Department of Computer Science is part of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. Its graduate Engineering program has been rated consistently among the first 25 in the US, among all public and private universities.