U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rowan University’s undergraduate engineering program #17 for 2021, a four-place bump in just one year, in the magazine’s much-watched “Best Colleges” issue.
The magazine, which for decades has ranked colleges and universities in a variety of categories, scored Rowan #95 among Public National Universities and #187 among National Universities. Rowan was also ranked #128 among Best Value Schools and #191 for Social Mobility, a 13-place pickup.
U.S. News ranked Rowan’s Mechanical Engineering program #13 in the nation and its Electrical Engineering program #16 among colleges that don’t offer doctorates. It ranked Rowan’s Computer Science program #249 and business programs through the Rohrer College of Business #308.
Dr. Stephanie Farrell, interim dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, said it is gratifying, but not surprising, that the college’s score through U.S. News is trending higher.
“One of the hallmarks of our undergraduate program, the experiential, medical school-inspired clinics, may well be a factor,” Farrell said. “In educating the engineers of tomorrow, we train them actively today.”
U.S. News staggers the release of some of its college ranking data throughout the year but last year named Rowan #121 in Best Colleges for Veterans, #120 in Best Value Schools and #79 in Top Public Schools.
In March the magazine’s study of America’s Best Graduate Schools ranked several Rowan schools, colleges and programs as among the best in the nation. Included in that study was Rowan’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, which ranked #94-122 in Best Medical Schools: Research and Primary Care categories, out of 188 schools and programs considered.