Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology once again leads U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings as America’s top engineering school that’s focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education.

This marks the 20th consecutive year that Rose-Hulman has ranked No. 1 among accredited undergraduate engineering programs in a survey of U.S. college engineering deans and senior faculty. Survey participants were asked to rate programs with which they were familiar on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). Rose-Hulman earned a 4.6 score.

The institute also earned top survey marks in four academic department categories: civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

“This recognition for Rose-Hulman is an affirmation by our peers that we are home to some of the brightest minds in engineering education, offering a highly challenging curriculum to undergraduate students seeking both rigor and support,” said President Jim Conwell. “Rose-Hulman is one of the most academically challenging environments you can experience, but we believe it is the most rewarding for students because of the hands-on opportunities they have within an environment of personal attention, collaboration and support.”

The U.S. News distinction follows rankings by Forbes, PayScale, Niche and other organizations recognizing Rose-Hulman’s high return on investment, faculty expertise, career placement, and alumni success—to name a few.

Learn more about Rose-Hulman’s rankings and distinctions here.

Rose-Hulman faculty lead national conversations about laboratory teaching and change in engineering education at national education conferences each school year, Conwell noted. Several faculty have been recognized as outstanding teachers and scholars by national organizations.

“The fact that we have reached this (U.S. News & World Report) milestone of 20 years shows that Rose-Hulman doesn’t rest on its laurels,” Conwell added. “We’re always striving for continuous improvement because the competition keeps getting stronger to attract and retain the best students, faculty and staff. It takes vision, foresight and resources to remain at the top.”

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Anne Houtman notes that two facilities on the Rose-Hulman campus—one to open early this winter—will provide additional teaching flexibility and expand student project space, supporting best practices and new initiatives in science, engineering and mathematics instruction. Those initiatives include the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in engineering design that was added to Rose-Hulman’s curriculum this fall.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor and individualized attention. The institute is consistently recognized nationally as an elite STEM school for distinctions that include faculty excellence, return on investment, value added and career services. Career placement is near 100 percent year after year. Six of the college’s professors are listed in the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors book. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rose-Hulman has an enrollment of approximately 2,100 undergraduate students and nearly 100 graduate students. Learn more at