The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin has more than 7,800 students enrolled in nine undergraduate degrees and thirteen graduate programs. The college is ranked fourth in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities and eighth nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while all graduate programs are ranked in the top twenty nationally.
Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., while San Antonio is the second most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U.S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively.
Lousiana State University also offer students a full range of petroleum engineering degrees: bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. This is beneficial because students can stick to one program and build relationship with faculty and other students.
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 3 Petroleum Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 185 students graduated in the study area of Petroleum Engineering with students earning 137 Bachelor's degrees, 24 Master's degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees.
Petroleum and natural gas engineering involves the design and application of systems of natural resource discovery, production, processing, and transportation. The program at West Virginia University is one of only three ABET accredited programs encompassing both petroleum and natural gas engineering in the country.