Rankings & National Distinction

Our unique blend of personal attention, exceptional teaching, academic rigor and experiential learning in an extensive support system for success is what allows Rose-Hulman to offer an elite, nationally recognized education in engineering, science and math.

2024 U.S. News & World Report College Guide
No. 1 Undergraduate Engineering Program - 25th consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report Academic Department Rankings
  • No. 1 Civil Engineering
  • No. 1 Electrical Engineering 
  • No. 1 Mechanical Engineering
  • No. 3 Computer Engineering

Wall Street Journal's 2024 Best Colleges in America
No. 17 in the U.S. 

Wall Street Journal 2024 Best Colleges Category Rankings
  • No. 1 Learning Opportunities
  • No. 1 Learning Facilities
  • No. 2 Likelihood of Recommending to Others
  • No. 4 Career Preparation

Georgetown University Center on Education
A 2022 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, using The College Scorecard statistics, found a 20-year net present value (NPV) of $891,000 for Rose-Hulman graduates, which ranks 42 nd among 4,500 American colleges and universities. Rose-Hulman graduates have a 30-year NPV of $1.47 million, ranking 32 nd, and a 40-year NPV of $1.95 million, ranking 30 th nationally.

Bipartisan Policy Center College ROI Report
In its 2022  College ROI Report, the Bipartisan Policy Center model estimates that Rose-Hulman provides a $2,358,802 lifelong ROI. That ranks Rose-Hulman nationally in the top 25 and second among all colleges and universities in the Midwest.

Princeton Review's Best 389 Colleges - 2024 Edition
Best Value Colleges
Best Midwest Colleges
Best Green Colleges
Students Study the Most: No. 6
Best Schools for Internships (Private Schools): No. 9
Best Career Placement (Private Schools): No. 15
Best Career Services: No. 10
Best Student Support and Counseling Services: No. 11
Best Science Lab Facilities: No. 14
Most Accessible Professors: No. 20

Money Magazine Best Colleges in America 2024

Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2023 
No. 16 in the Midwest
Forbes' Top Colleges for Alumni Salary

PayScale 2023 College Salary Report
No. 14 – Highest Paying Bachelor’s Degrees – Beginning ($90,500)
No. 28 – Highest Paying Bachelor’s Degrees – Mid-Career ($161,500)
No. 20 – Best Value College – 20-year Net ROI ($939,000)

Top 20 Engineering Colleges that Produce the Best-Paid Graduates
Rose-Hulman ranked No. 11, with the publication citing the institute's early-career pay average of $76,600 and mid-career pay average of $137,700 for its graduates.

No. 19 – 100 Best Value Colleges in America
No. 28 – 100 Colleges Whose Grads Go on to Earn the Most
No. 29 – 100 Colleges with the Best ROI

2024 Niche Guide to Colleges
Overall Grade: A- 
Category Grades:
Value: A+
Student Life: A- 
Safety: A- 
Professors: A- 
Diversity: A-
No. 1 - Best Value Colleges in Indiana
No. 13 - Best Value Colleges in America (out of 1,482)
No. 40 - Best Small Colleges in America (out of 968)

2023 Business Insider
No. 29 - Top 31 Colleges With the Best Bang for Your Buck

No. 19 in the Nation for Return on Investment

No. 9 Best Undergraduate College in U.S.

2025 Fiske Guide To Colleges
This guide presents "the best and most interesting colleges" in the U.S., Canada and the UK for students and their parents to consider during the college-search process.

College Raptor 2024 Best Colleges
Top 25 Best Great Lakes Colleges in the U.S. (No. 18)

College Raptor 2023 Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems in the U.S.
Hidden Gems in the Great Lakes Region
Hidden Gems for STEM

Zippia.com's No. 1 Indiana college for getting a job
Based on data from the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

No. 12 - Hardest Working Colleges in U.S.

No. 1 - Most Students Enrolled in Popular STEM Programs

College Factual 2021
No. 1 – Top Ranked for Computer Engineering (out of 102)
No. 2 – Most Focused on Chemical Engineering (out of 183)
No. 2 – Top Ranked for Chemical Engineering (out of 132)
No. 3 – Most Focused on Mechanical Engineering (out of 375)
No. 3 – Most Focused on Biomedical Engineering (out of 165)
No. 4 – Top Ranked for Computer Science (out of 209)
No. 5 – Most Focused on Computer Engineering (out of 305)
No. 5 – Top Ranked for Mechanical Engineering (out of 275)
No. 7 – Highest-paid Grads for Chemical Engineering (out of 134)
No. 9 – Most Focused on Engineering (out of 1,000)
No. 9 – Top Ranked for Engineering (out of 323)
No. 9 – Highest-paid Grads for Computer Engineering (out of 108)
No. 10 – Top Ranked for Civil Engineering (out of 183)

Grad Reports
No. 2 - Best Bachelor's Degees in Indiana
No. 7 - Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering
No. 10 - Best Colleges for Computer Science
No. 13 - Best Colleges for Biomedical Engineering
No. 18 - Best Colleges for Civil Engineering
No. 19 - Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering

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