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U.S. News Top Ranking for Rose-Hulman Affirms Other National Findings

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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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.

For the 19th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report college rankings have placed Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at the top of engineering schools that are focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education. The real story, says President Jim Conwell, is what lies beneath.

“Rose-Hulman is consistently singled out by national studies because it delivers results,” said Conwell. “In terms of value added, we are fourth in the nation out of 7,400 colleges studied by the Brookings Institution for a reason: In a rigorous academic environment, we provide a uniquely personal experience for students and an extensive support system that helps them succeed—guided by world-class scholars who excel at teaching and champion their students’ goals.” 

It’s that combination, Conwell said, that nurtures the students’ academic and professional development and makes them highly sought by industry and entrepreneurs alike. “We suspect our high-touch, high-impact approach has a lot to do with Rose-Hulman’s recognition by MarketWatch as one of the nation’s top colleges ‘where female STEM students flourish.’”

In a message to the campus, Conwell noted that while today’s U.S. News ranking is affirming, the institute’s focus and commitment should remain on “those qualities that make us truly exceptional.”

Read more about Rose-Hulman’s national distinctions here.