Institute of Technology is one of the select few independent
colleges of engineering and science in the United States.
It was founded in 1874 by Chauncey Rose, a pioneer industrialist
and entrepreneur who saw the need for broadly-educated scientists
and engineers to help in the social and economic development
of the nation. It was known as Rose Polytechnic Institute
until January 6, 1971, when the name was changed to Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology in recognition of nearly a century
of support by the Hulman family of Terre Haute, Indiana, and
the re-endowment of the college through the transfer to the
school of the entire assets of the Hulman Foundation in 1970.
two miles east of Terre Haute in a suburban/residential setting,
the Institute emphasizes a liberal education in science and
engineering. In addition to the undergraduate program, Rose-Hulman
offers programs of study leading to the master of science
degree in applied optics, biomedical engineering, chemical
engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management,
environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering.
enrollment is over 1,500 students drawn from 45 states and
many foreign lands. The faculty has been carefully selected
for its dedication to science and engineering and interest
in the individual student and his or her career preparation
in a professional discipline.