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Rose-Hulman Tops U.S. News & World Report’s Undergraduate Engineering List for 13th Straight Year

September 13, 2011

 

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has once again earned distinction as the top undergraduate engineering college in the nation, based on a national survey of deans and senior faculty conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its 2012 college guidebook.

This marks the 13th consecutive year that

Rose-Hulman has been rated first among colleges that offer the bachelor's or master's degree as its top degree in engineering.

"U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking is an endorsement that gives us great pride, being judged, not just by our own standards but by our peers, as providing the best education in undergraduate engineering," said Rose-Hulman President Matt Branam.  "Our ongoing success is a result of dedicated and innovative faculty members, high-achieving alumni, hard-working staff members, and bright students that bring creativity and enthusiasm to the classroom every day."

Branam pointed to other recent noteworthy activities on campus, including a new 17,000-square-foot Student Innovation Center; ground breaking for a $17 million residence hall; the matriculation of one of the largest and most diverse freshman classes; and the new Center for Global Experiences and Center for Diversity.

In addition, next week Rose-Hulman will welcome famed physicist Dr. Michio Kaku to campus for a student lecture. Kaku will become the second recipient of Rose-Hulman's Excellence in Innovation Award.

"Clearly, we are an institution on the move," said Branam. "We're on a pathway for continuous improvement in every aspect of our operations. Greater days are ahead for Rose-Hulman as we become more global in our focus, more diverse and more connected to industry partners in a shared vision to educate students who will be the innovation leaders for America's future." 

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In addition to topping U.S. News & World Report's overall undergraduate engineering ranking, Rose-Hulman also earned No. 1 departmental rankings in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.  These rankings are also based on a spring 2011 peer survey of deans and senior faculty.

Another important barometer is how students value Rose-Hulman and their educational experience.  The Huffington Post recently cited Rose-Hulman's No. 9 national ranking for "faculty members being valued as good teachers."  The ranking was based on The Princeton Review's student survey, conducted during the 2010-11 school year.

Rose-Hulman graduates enjoy some of the highest median starting salaries upon graduation nationally, ranking in the top 10 on PayScale's 2011 College Salary Report, and No. 1 among Midwest colleges.