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Rose-Hulman Tops U.S. News & World Report’s Undergraduate Engineering List for 13th Straight Year
September 13, 2011
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has once again earned
distinction as the top undergraduate engineering college in the
nation, based on a national survey of deans and senior faculty
conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its 2012
This marks the 13th consecutive year that
Rose-Hulman has been rated first among colleges that offer the
bachelor's or master's degree as its top degree in engineering.
"U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking is an
endorsement that gives us great pride, being judged, not just by
our own standards but by our peers, as providing the best education
in undergraduate engineering," said Rose-Hulman President Matt
Branam. "Our ongoing success is a result of dedicated and
innovative faculty members, high-achieving alumni, hard-working
staff members, and bright students that bring creativity and
enthusiasm to the classroom every day."
Branam pointed to other recent
noteworthy activities on campus, including a new 17,000-square-foot
Student Innovation Center; ground breaking for a $17 million
residence hall; the matriculation of one of the largest and most
diverse freshman classes; and the new Center for Global Experiences
and Center for Diversity.
In addition, next week Rose-Hulman will welcome famed physicist
Dr. Michio Kaku to campus for a student lecture. Kaku will become
the second recipient of Rose-Hulman's Excellence in Innovation
"Clearly, we are an institution on the move," said Branam.
"We're on a pathway for continuous improvement in every aspect of
our operations. Greater days are ahead for Rose-Hulman as we become
more global in our focus, more diverse and more connected to
industry partners in a shared vision to educate students who will
be the innovation leaders for America's future."
#1 thirteen years in a
In addition to topping U.S. News & World Report's
overall undergraduate engineering ranking, Rose-Hulman also earned
No. 1 departmental rankings in chemical engineering, civil
engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and
mechanical engineering. These rankings are also based on a
spring 2011 peer survey of deans and senior faculty.
Another important barometer is how students value Rose-Hulman
and their educational experience. The Huffington Post
recently cited Rose-Hulman's No. 9 national ranking for "faculty
members being valued as good teachers." The ranking was based
on The Princeton Review's student survey, conducted during the
2010-11 school year.
Rose-Hulman graduates enjoy some of the highest median starting
salaries upon graduation nationally, ranking in the top 10 on
PayScale's 2011 College Salary Report, and No. 1 among Midwest