Esslingen University’s ranking results speak for themselves. Whether in the ranking tables of the Centre for University Development (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, CHE), those published by the ZEIT Student Guide or the magazines “Wirtschaftswoche”, “Junge Karriere” and “Handelsblatt”, Esslingen University is always among the best in Germany. The grade “very good” is regularly awarded for Esslingen’s training and practice-oriented programs.

The ranking results of the last few years can be seen here: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010  2009 2008 2007200620052004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1996


Wirtschaftswoche magazine 2012, April 2012

Place 3
Place 4
Place 5
Place 8

Place 12

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Information Technology

Management and Information Systems

For the university ranking tables, Access KellyOCG and Universum Communications  have interviewed more than 500 human resources managers throughout Germany since 2007. This study reflects the managers' opinions as to which universities and universities of applied sciences train their graduates best in order to meet the needs of industry.

CHE University Ranking, ZEIT Student Guide 2012/2013, May 2012

Top position

Middle position 

Nursing Sciences

Information technology

New rankings (every 3 years): Nursing Sciences and Information Technology
The Bachelor’s degree programmes in Nursing Management and Nursing Teacher Education achieved top rankings in the categories general student situation, mentoring and professional relevance. This means that the Faculty of Social Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences with its degree programmes is one of the best universities of applied sciences in Germany. In the category research funding, the degree programmes attained a middle position.

In Information Technology, the Bachelor‘s degree programmes in Communications Engineering, Software Engineering and Media Informatics as well as Computer Sciences were ranked. These subject areas achieved top marks in the Bachelor’s practice check and were ranked in a middle position for general student situation and mentoring.

Link: ranking Faculties of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences