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NJIT Leaps into US News Top 100 Colleges Rankings

In its annual ranking of colleges and universities, U.S. News and World Report named the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) the 97th ranked college in the nation for 2020 – while Princeton University maintained its No. 1 ranking for the ninth consecutive year.

NJIT has now risen 43 places over the last two years on the prestigious list. The college also ranked 41st overall on the publication’s “Best Value Schools” list, and 43rd overall among “Top Public Schools.” Additionally, NJIT is ranked within the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation.

“Joining the top 100 national universities represents an important milestone for NJIT,” says NJIT President Joel Bloom. “It’s not a matter of perception. It’s where we belong based on the investments we have made in the success of our students and faculty. I’m particularly gratified because this recognition is the direct result of efforts that have yielded tangible and important results. NJIT’s rise in these rankings is about substance, and U.S. News is just one of the places taking note of what is happening here. We now are rated R1 for research by the Carnegie Classification; we are ranked No. 1 in the nation by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of our students from the lowest brackets of family income; and ranks NJIT 43rd out of more than 4,000 universities for the mid-career earnings of our graduates.”

For this annual ranking, U.S. News examines and ranks colleges and universities throughout the country based upon “outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving.”

“Congratulations to all of our great New Jersey institutions for their inclusion on this annual list – and particularly to NJIT for having their growth and considerable achievements recognized,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “With these and other New Jersey colleges and universities ranking so high nationally, we are better positioned to have their graduates become the future of New Jersey’s workforce and the drivers of our state economy.”

Here’s a look at the other New Jersey schools that made the listing, as well as the top 10 schools in the country, according to the rankings.

Other New Jersey Schools on the National University List:

  1. Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Last year’s rank: 56th

  1. Stevens Institute of Technology

Last year’s rank: 70th

  1. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Last year’s rank: 106th

  1. Rutgers University-Newark

Last year’s rank: 115th

  1. Seton Hall University

Last year’s rank: 119th

  1. (tie) Montclair State University

Last year’s rank: 169th

  1. (tie) Rowan University

Last year’s rank: 171st

  1. (tie) Rutgers University-Camden

Last year: Not ranked

U.S. News’ 2020 List of the Top 10 National Universities:

  1. Princeton University
  2. Harvard University
  3. (tie) Columbia University
  4. (tie) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  5. (tie) Yale University
  6. (tie) Stanford University
  7. (tie) University of Chicago
  8. (tie) University of Pennsylvania
  9. Northwestern University
  10. (tie) Duke University
  11. (tie) Johns Hopkins University

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