WVU Tech’s engineering program was ranked #58 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs rankings list, released today.
The 2016 list marks an improvement in WVU Tech’s ranking of more than 25 spots over last year. Among the more than 200 colleges and universities featured in the report, WVU Tech was among the top 25 public schools on the list.
For Campus President Carolyn Long, the ranking is the result of a focus on practical, experience-driven coursework and graduates who report high earnings directly tied to the engineering education they received at WVU Tech.
“The students we send out into the workforce are capable and competent professionals because the faculty and administration here have been working diligently for years to enhance and improve our engineering program. That work translates to a program that gets better with each passing year, and we’re seeing that improvement recognized in today’s rankings announcement,” she said.
“Students come to WVU Tech to study engineering for a number of reasons, including their level of access to our professionally experienced faculty and the fact that they know their degree is competitive on a national level,” said Dr. Zeljko “Z” Torbica, Dean of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences at WVU Tech.
In the category of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, U.S. News & World Report surveys engineering academics throughout the country to rate ABET-accredited engineering programs at colleges and universities that do not offer doctoral degrees. WVU Tech currently offers nine ABET-accredited bachelor degree programs.
“U.S. News & World Report’s rankings are based on information provided by the deans of accredited, quality engineering programs. We know our program is top-notch because we put enormous effort into making it so. We’re very excited that our peers in academia have acknowledged that effort,” said WVU Tech Provost Dr. Nigel Clark.
Read more about WVU Tech’s engineering programs at engineering.wvutech.edu.