New York University is the largest private university in the United States, with over 57,000 students enrolled, more than 9,000 academic staff, and over 2,000 administrative staff. The university was established in 1831 and was elected to the Association of American Universities (AAU) in 1950. NYU currently has campuses in NYC, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai. The primary departments involved in transportation education are the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering (CUE) in the Tandon School of Engineering, the Wagner School of Public Service, and CUSP. CUE offers a Ph.D. program in Transportation Planning and Engineering, an M.S. program in Transportation Planning and Engineering, an M.S. program in Transportation Management, and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Wagner offers a Master of Urban Planning with a track in “Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation.” CUSP offers an M.S. in “Applied Urban Science and Informatics” with a domain specialization in Transportation and Mobility. The program has grown to an enrollment of 84 students in three years.
Rutgers University is a public research institution in New Jersey with 67,000 students and 8,000 faculty members spread over three campuses in New Brunswick, Camden and Newark. The university has 17 transportation-related faculty members. In the last five years, 43 undergraduate and 60 graduate level transportation-related courses have been taught by Rutgers’ faculty. Departments actively involved in transportation run several transportation-related centers: the RIME laboratory, the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, the Voorhees Transportation Center, the Local Technical Assistance Program, and the National Transit Institute. The Department of Civil Engineering offers an M.S. degree with transportation, and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers an M.S. of City and Regional Planning degree with an option of a joint Graduate Transportation Certificate with the CEE Department that includes seven core transportation courses.
University of Washington is a public research university based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, the UW is home to 29,000 undergraduates, 14,000 graduate students, and more than 4,000 faculty. The UW’s world-class researchers conducted approximately $1.3 billion in externally funded research in 2015. For decades, the university has consistently ranked first in federal research funding among public universities, and among the top five for total funding among all public and private universities in the country. The UW’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers research-track and professional-track master’s degree programs and a doctoral degree in transportation engineering. The Department also offers online master’s degrees in Sustainable Transportation, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics, and Construction Engineering. The UW also hosts top-ranked programs in public affairs and urban planning.
University of Texas, El Paso is part of The University of Texas system. Founded in 1914, and located on the U.S.-Mexico border, UTEP has a long tradition of serving underrepresented minorities. UTEP has an enrollment of 23,000 students; nearly 80% of them are Hispanic. The National Science Foundation designated UTEP as a Model Institution for Excellence, one of only six in the country. UTEP was ranked #1 for the fourth year in a row among all U.S. universities in the social mobility category for its success in helping students achieve the American Dream. UTEP is an accredited degree-granting institution with a number of transportation-related degree programs: a BS in Civil Engineering (CE) and Construction Management; an M.S. in CE, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Ph.D. in CE. UTEP was also recently awarded a grant from the Obama Study Abroad Initiative to partner with the Universidad de Guadalajara for “U.S.-Mexico Bidirectional Study Abroad Program on Smart Cities”.
City College of New York is the founding institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). City College offers outstanding teaching, learning and research in NYC. CCNY has a vast and uniquely diverse student body, and a strong tradition of public service through education, research, and workforce development. CCNY employs 14 full time faculty members who specialize in professional fields closely related to transportation. CCNY offers a BS degree in CE and M.S. and PhD degrees in CE.