Popular Online Resource ‘College Choice’ Ranks Rose-Hulman No. 1 in Engineering Education

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Rose-Hulman is America’s top-ranked university offering undergraduate engineering degrees, according to College Choice, an independent online service providing resource materials for prospective college students and their families.

College Choice formulated its top-50 ranking after examining each institution’s tuition costs, as reported by individual schools and CNN Money, and reputation in the engineering field, as reported by U.S. News & World ReportForbes, and TES Global.

Here are the top 10 colleges in College Choice’s undergraduate engineering list:

  1. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  2. Stanford University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. University of California-Berkeley
  5. Harvey Mudd College (California)
  6. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  7. University of Illinois-Champaign
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology
  9. Olin College of Engineering (Massachusetts)
  10. California Institute of Technology

“This recognition, as with other high rankings received for return on investment and career placement, affirms our mission of providing the best undergraduate education in engineering, science, and mathematics in an environment infused with personal attention and support,” says Rose-Hulman President Jim Conwell. “The ranking highlights the reputation Rose-Hulman enjoys globally among peer institutions. It is yet another testament to our focus on excellence in teaching, augmented by projects and competitions that cement the learning and relentless career placement activity that ensures our students receive the very best internships, co-ops, and jobs.”

About Rose-Hulman, College Choice reported: “Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s 2,200 students gain not only a technical knowledge, but a hands-on education that teaches them the value of collaboration and teamwork.”

For the ranking, College Choice grouped schools that introduce undergraduate students to a variety of engineering fields, while giving students the opportunity to major in a specialized field in preparation for a rewarding career. Undergraduate-only schools that specialize in engineering and large, public research universities that offer a major in engineering were represented in equal numbers in College Choice’s evaluation.