The College of Engineering has been ranked 32nd among public universities with doctoral programs for 2015, topping last year's ranking of 33rd, according to the latest rankings published by the magazine U.S. News & World Report.

Among all public and private universities, the College of Engineering is newly ranked 57th, compared to 59th in 2014.

The University of Iowa ranks 27th among the nation's best public universities.  The UI's placement in the 2015 edition of the magazine's "Top 30 Public National Universities" compares to a ranking of 29th in the 2014 edition.

The UI is currently ranked 71st in the "Best National Universities" category, which contains 280 U.S. institutions (173 public, 100 private, and seven for-profit), compared to 73rd last year.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on reputational data obtained from questionnaires filled out by administrators at more than 1,300 universities and colleges and from objective data submitted to a national data archive. The collected data are scored on a variety of indicators of academic quality in the following categories: assessment by academic peers and high school counselors, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving.