College of Engineering rises in U.S. News rankings

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Rowan University's College of Engineering has jumped to 16th in the nation among the best undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's in the latest rankings by

Rowan University's College of Engineering has jumped to 16th in the nation among the best undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

In its "America's Best Colleges" annual compilation of the country's best institutions, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Rowan Engineering's programs as follows:

Chemical Engineering, 2nd

Civil Engineering, 11th

Electrical and Computer Engineering, 8th

Mechanical Engineering, 9th

Overall these are the highest rankings ever received by the College and the programs, which graduated Rowan's first engineering class in 2000. The engineering rankings are based solely on a peer survey of deans and senior faculty, according to U.S. News & World Report.

"Our hallmark engineering clinics and educational best practices are receiving more recognition nationwide," said Dr. Dianne Dorland, dean of the College of Engineering. "The combination of great students, great faculty and great programs leads this win, win, win situation."

Additionally, for the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rowan University in the first tier of the North Region-Master's category, placing it at 28th in the category, which includes universities that provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is listed fourth among the top public universities in the North Region-Master's category.

"The rankings by U.S. News & World Report address many of the factors we as an institution measure regularly," said Rowan President Dr. Donald Farish. "While the report is only one way in which students and parents may evaluate our success, we nonetheless are pleased to see that Rowan is so well-respected and that our engineering programs continue to receive national attention."

The rankings were published in the August 27 issue of U.S. News & World Report and also are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.

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