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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.

2019 U.S. News & World Report College Guide
No. 1 Undergraduate Engineering Programs - 20th consecutive year

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

Brookings Institution’s Value-Added Assessment
No. 4 from 7,400 of U.S. Colleges (In Terms of Value Added)
Cited Rose-Hulman alumni for earning an average of 44 percent more by mid-career than would otherwise be expected from graduates of schools with similar characteristics and students. 
MarketWatch Study
Top College Where Female STEM Students Flourish
Study found Rose-Hulman alumnae earn 50 percent more at the 10-year point in their careers than if they had attended average schools with similar student profiles. The study singled out just 12 schools for special recognition.
2019 Princeton Review Best 384 Colleges
No. 10 - Best Schools for Internships
No. 14 - Students Study the Most
No. 17 - Best Career Placement
Colleges That Pay You Back
Best Midwestern Colleges
Best Value Colleges

Princeton Review's The Best 300 Professors
Our faculty have been featured by the Princeton Review as the Most Accessible Professors and among The Best 300 Professors.

Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2018
No. 15 - Top 25 STEM Colleges 2018: No. 15
Super Safety Schools: 10 Top Colleges You Can Actually Get Into
No 19 - Best In The Midwest

2019 Niche Guide to Colleges
Overall Grade: A
Category Grades:
Value: A+
Academics: A
Student Life: A
Diversity: A-
Professors: A-
Safety: A-
No. 19 - Best Value Colleges in America (out of 1,590)
No. 2 - Best Value Colleges in Indiana
No. 34 - Best Small Colleges in America (out of 997)
No. 45 - Best Colleges for Engineering in America (out of 366)

Business Insider
The Best U.S. Colleges For Your Money – No. 19
PayScale 2017-18 Salary Report
No. 10 - $71,600 Early-Career Salary (0-5 Years in Careers)
PayScale 2018 College Return On Investment Report
No. 28 - $751,000 20-Year Net ROI (Without Financial Aid)

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings
No. 5 for Top Schools for Career Preparation 

The New York Times study of economic diversity and student outcomes for elite colleges
Although the Rose-Hulman student median family income is nearly the lowest of the elite schools (public and private) in the nation, alumni are among the highest in median individual income at age 34 compared to their elite-school peers.

The study ranked RHIT:
No. 1 students from the bottom fifth of incomes who moved to the top fifth as adults
No. 3 median income at age 34
No. 6 overall mobility/likelihood that a graduate moved up two or more income quintiles

No. 9 Best Undergraduate College in U.S.

2020 Fiske Guide To Colleges
Featured Top Technological Institutes
This guide presents "the best and most interesting schools" for high-school students and their parents to consider during the college-search process. An institutional profile, based on student surveys, reports that Rose-Hulman "offers an outstanding technical background and bright prospects for future employment. Students are smart, motivated and highly competitive."

College Raptor
Hidden Gems in the US - 2019
Hidden Gems in the Midwest - 2019  
Top 10 Hidden Gems for Women in Engineering (No. 4) – 2019
College Consensus 2018
No. 4 Best Colleges in Indiana (out of 24)
Hardest Working Colleges in U.S. – No. 12

College Factual 2019
No. 1 – Most Focused on Chemical Engineering (out of 167)
No. 1 – Top Ranked for Computer Engineering (out of 164)
No. 2 – Most Focused on Mechanical Engineering (out of 339)
No. 2 – Top Ranked for Chemical Engineering (out of 152)
No. 3 – Top Ranked for Mechanical Engineering (out of 273)
No. 4 – Top Ranked for Engineering (out of 310)
No. 4 – Most Focused on Computer Engineering (out of 264)
No. 6 – Most Focused on Engineering (out of 594)
No. 7 – Top Ranked for Civil Engineering (out of 207)
No. 8 – Top Ranked for Computer Science (out of 286)
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