Rose-Hulman Retains No. 1 Status Among Engineering Colleges

Monday, September 09, 2019
Number one graphic and U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges badge

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked at the top of U.S. engineering colleges that are focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education for 21 consecutive years.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The chant “We’re No. 1” has special significance at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, which for the 21st consecutive year has been ranked at the top of U.S. engineering colleges that are focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education.

The latest No. 1 ranking, released today, is featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges Guide. The publication asked U.S. college engineering deans and senior faculty to rate programs at accredited undergraduate engineering programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). Rose-Hulman was the only college to earn a 4.6 score this year, after being tied for first atop the rankings the past two years.

The institute also earned top survey marks in five academic department categories: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The school’s biomedical engineering program was ranked No. 2.

Rose-Hulman President Rob Coons acknowledged that the U.S. News ranking, along with other recent distinctions by publications and organizations, showcases the fact that the institute continues to be a recognized leader in undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education.

“We deeply appreciate this annual affirmation by our peers that we’re a guiding force in STEM education, and an institution that provides a worthy return on investment,” Coons said. “This ranking continues to be a testament to the excellence of our faculty, staff and students, the success of our loyal and proud alumni, and quality leadership provided by our Board of Trustees and administration. This is all part of the formula that keeps us No. 1, and brings us a campus environment that’s infused with innovation, intellectual rigor and individualized attention.”

This summer and fall have also brought Rose-Hulman distinction for academic and faculty excellence, value added, career services and residence life. Industry Week listed Rose-Hulman as No. 1 among U.S. colleges for producing engineers, based upon placement information gathered by Zippia. Learn more here about all of Rose-Hulman’s rankings and distinctions.