New Jersey Institute of Technology is ranked 140 in the category of Best National Universities, US News & World Report reported today in releasing its 2016 rankings. NJIT, which moved up nine places from last year’s 149, is also ranked well for its ethnic diversity and providing more students needed opportunities."NJIT is a comprehensive technological university, baccalaureate through doctorate, with more than 140 majors. It is New Jersey’s public science and technology university, one of 34 polytechnic universities, with research expenditures that exceed $110 million. We prepare students for today’s high demand jobs across the disciplines of STEM, computing, design and the management of technology," said NJIT President Joel Bloom. "We're working hard to keep NJIT on the path of continuous improvement for our students and to ensure that our alumni are having a state, national and global impact."
NJIT's student body recently increased to more than 11,000 students. At the same time, the ranking is indicative of higher SAT scores, more than 200 points above the national average, and increasing rates for our students’ retention and graduation. Class sizes at NJIT remain small, with a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, providing students multiple opportunities for success through milestone experiences and instruction that focuses on hands-on learning and applications.
"NJIT is growing and is in a positive state of transformation, so we’re pleased to receive external recognition of our efforts,” said NJIT Provost Fadi Deek. “This is the second year in a row that NJIT has increased in ranking by US News, which we know is widely read by parents and prospective students."
NJIT also continued to do well for "Best Ethnic Diversity," ranking among the top 20 universities nationally in this category.
The ranking, which reviewed nearly 1,800 colleges and universities nationally, considers criteria including assessment of excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity and financial resources.