According to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report, the petroleum engineering undergraduate program at Colorado School of Mines ranks #3 in the world. The graduate program also achieved high ranks, coming in at #5.
The U.S. News rankings focus on academic excellence, with schools ranked on up to 15 measures of academic quality. Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes – including graduation and retention rates. U.S. News has been providing these rankings since 1983.