Baylor engineering programs consistently rank among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey "America's Best Colleges 2010," released in August 2009, Baylor's engineering program improved its rank from 2009 to twelfth place nationally among universities without doctoral programs. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions. The program jumped nine places from last year's 21st place.
The School of Engineering and Computer Science of Baylor University offers programs of study in engineering (with majors in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering) and computer science (B.S., B.A. and bioinformatics options) and provides a solid foundation to graduating computer scientists and engineers. For example, Baylor engineering students achieve a higher passing rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam than students from any other engineering program in Texas. Baylor Computer Science students compete at the highest level in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest and Baylor is a past National Champion. Engineering and computer science students participate in design projects integrated throughout the curriculum and culminating in capstone design experiences. They work in small teams and develop the intangible but essential interpersonal communication and team leadership skills and benefit from the ideas and experiences associated with the complimentary humanities and social sciences. Each of Baylor's engineering and computer science programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.