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It's 18 Straight Years as Nation's Top-Ranked Undergraduate Engineering College

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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The votes have been counted and for the 18th consecutive year, Rose-Hulman has earned distinction as America's No. 1 ranked undergraduate engineering college, based on a national survey of deans and senior faculty conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its 2017 college guidebook.

In addition, Rose-Hulman was ranked No. 1 in five academic programs: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Rose-Hulman's ranking is among colleges that offer the bachelor's or master's as its top degree in engineering. The list includes elite institutions throughout America, including the nation's military academies.

President Jim Conwell noted that the U.S. News & World Report ranking is the latest in several national publications highlighting Rose-Hulman's place in engineering education. Other marks of distinction include No. 1 for engineering education, by College Choice; No. 4 for value-added, by the Brookings Institution; and a Top-20 STEM College, by Forbes. Also, Rose-Hulman is among the Princeton Review's Best 381 Colleges, receiving top-10 marks for professor accessibility, career services, and science facilities.

"Our national reputation is expanding, thanks to the continued dedication of our board of trustees, administration, faculty members, and staff; our emphasis on teaching; and our entrepreneurial, hands-on focus," the president said. "The U.S. News & World Report ranking once again affirms, from our higher education peers, that we're living up to our core mission of providing the best STEM education in an environment of individual attention and support."

Watch this 18-second video that highlights some of the reasons for our success.

On campus, Rose-Hulman has just welcomed a first-year class with the largest population of female students (166), increasing the female population in the student body to a record 25 percent. Approximately 240 companies are planning to recruit students at the Fall Career Fair on September 28.