For the fifth consecutive year, NJIT was named by U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges to the top tier of national universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.
The information will appear in the magazine’s September 2010 issue which also features NJIT among a new list of 100 national universities: ‘A-plus schools for B students.’ US News also named NJIT the nation’s fourth most racially and ethnically diverse campus.
“We’re pleased to see NJIT appear again among the best national universities in US News,” said Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT. “This survey offers a good opportunity to take stock. Looking back, one sees how in less than a decade, NJIT has moved from a solid, well-regarded local institution to a top-ranked public university distinguished for excellence in education and research and recognized in New Jersey as a leader in the region’s economic and intellectual development. Among the most visible changes: a more appealing and welcoming campus; more degree offerings including a new School of Art and Design in the new College of Architecture and Design; and an eight-year-old department of biomedical engineering that has developed so rapidly that today it boasts 400-plus students and upwards of $2.5 million annually in grants.”
More good news follows.
A Bloomberg Businessweek ranked NJIT in the top 10 percent of 852 colleges and universities in the U.S. surveyed for best return on investment (ROI). It also highlighted NJIT as one of four undergraduate institutions of higher education in New Jersey to offer the best deal based on potential income earned.
The Princeton Review named NJIT one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education. The educational services company, once again, featured NJIT in the 2011 edition of its popular college guide, The Best 373 Colleges (Random House). Only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges were profiled.
The Forbes magazine best college list also included NJIT this year.
US News uses expert opinion and statistical data are reliable indicators of academic quality. Among the criteria used to score schools are the graduation rates and the rates at which students are retained from the first to the second year. Class size, faculty resources, the student/faculty ratio, and selectivity in admissions are also key.