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Rankings & National Distinction

Our unique blend of personal attention, exceptional teaching, academic rigor and experiential learning in an extensive support system for success is what allows Rose‑Hulman to offer an elite, nationally recognized education in engineering, science and math.

2023 U.S. News & World Report College Guide
No. 1 Undergraduate Engineering Programs - 24th consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report Academic Department Rankings
  • No. 1 Electrical Engineering
  • No. 1 Mechanical Engineering 
  • No. 2 Civil Engineering
  • No. 3 Computer Engineering

Brookings Institution’s Value-Added Assessment
Top 1% of U.S. Colleges (In Terms of Value Added)
Cited Rose-Hulman alumni for earning an average of 44 percent more by mid-career than would otherwise be expected from graduates of schools with similar characteristics and students. 
 
MarketWatch Study
Top College Where Female STEM Students Flourish
Study found Rose-Hulman alumnae earn 50 percent more at the 10-year point in their careers than if they had attended average schools with similar student profiles. The study singled out just 12 schools for special recognition.

Money Magazine Best Colleges in America 2022
  • No. 13 - Best Colleges for Engineering 

DesignNews
Top 20 Engineering Colleges that Produce the Best-Paid Graduates
Rose-Hulman ranked No. 11, with the publication citing the institute's early-career pay average of $76,600 and mid-career pay average of $137,700 for its graduates.

Credible
No. 19 in the Nation for Return on Investment

Princeton Review's Best 388 Colleges (2023 Edition)

Princeton Review's The Best 300 Professors
Our faculty have been featured by the Princeton Review as the Most Accessible Professors and among The Best 300 Professors.

Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal 
No. 10 - Best US universities for student-staff interaction

Stacker
No. 19 – 100 Best Value Colleges in America
No. 28 – 100 Colleges Whose Grads Go on to Earn the Most
No. 29 – 100 Colleges with the Best ROI

Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2022
No. 24 in the Midwest
Forbes' Top Colleges for Alumni Salary

2023 Niche Guide to Colleges
Overall Grade: A
Category Grades:
Value: A+
Student Life: A
Safety: A
Professors: A
Academics: A-
Diversity: A-
Dorms: A-
No. 37 - Best Value Colleges in America (out of 1,498)
No. 1 - Best Value Colleges in Indiana
No. 1 - Safest Colleges in Indiana
No. 35 - Best Small Colleges in America (out of 969)

2020 Business Insider
No. 19 -- Best Colleges For Your Money 

PayScale 2020-21 College Return On Investment Report
No. 11 (No. 1 in Indiana) – Best Value Private Colleges
No. 22 (No. 1 in Indiana) - $830,000 20-Year Net ROI (Without Financial Aid)

PayScale 2021-22 College Salary Report
No. 14 – Highest Paying Bachelor’s Degrees – Beginning ($80,500)
No. 23 – Highest Paying Bachelor’s Degrees – Mid-Career ($146,500)

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings
No. 5 for Top Schools for Career Preparation 

The New York Times study of economic diversity and student outcomes for elite colleges
Although the Rose-Hulman student median family income is nearly the lowest of the elite schools (public and private) in the nation, alumni are among the highest in median individual income at age 34 compared to their elite-school peers.

The study ranked RHIT:
No. 1 students from the bottom fifth of incomes who moved to the top fifth as adults
No. 3 median income at age 34
No. 6 overall mobility/likelihood that a graduate moved up two or more income quintiles

TheBestSchools.org 
No. 9 Best Undergraduate College in U.S.

2023 Fiske Guide To Colleges
This guide presents "the best and most interesting colleges" in the U.S., Canada and the UK for students and their parents to consider during the college-search process.

College Raptor 2023 Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems in the U.S.
Hidden Gems in the Great Lakes Region
Hidden Gems for STEM

Zippia.com's No. 1 Indiana college for getting a job
Based on data from the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

Careertrend.com
Hardest Working Colleges in U.S. – No. 12

College Factual 2021
No. 1 – Top Ranked for Computer Engineering (out of 102)
No. 2 – Most Focused on Chemical Engineering (out of 183)
No. 2 – Top Ranked for Chemical Engineering (out of 132)
No. 3 – Most Focused on Mechanical Engineering (out of 375)
No. 3 – Most Focused on Biomedical Engineering (out of 165)
No. 4 – Top Ranked for Computer Science (out of 209)
No. 5 – Most Focused on Computer Engineering (out of 305)
No. 5 – Top Ranked for Mechanical Engineering (out of 275)
No. 7 – Highest-paid Grads for Chemical Engineering (out of 134)
No. 9 – Most Focused on Engineering (out of 1,000)
No. 9 – Top Ranked for Engineering (out of 323)
No. 9 – Highest-paid Grads for Computer Engineering (out of 108)
No. 10 – Top Ranked for Civil Engineering (out of 183)

Grad Reports
No. 2 - Best Bachelor's Degees in Indiana
No. 7 - Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering
No. 10 - Best Colleges for Computer Science
No. 13 - Best Colleges for Biomedical Engineering
No. 18 - Best Colleges for Civil Engineering
No. 19 - Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering

Georgetown University Center on Education
A 2022 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, using The College Scorecard statistics, found a 20-year net present value (NPV) of $891,000 for Rose-Hulman graduates, which ranks 42nd among 4,500 American colleges and universities. Rose-Hulman graduates have a 30-year NPV of $1.47 million, ranking 32nd, and a 40-year NPV of $1.95 million, ranking 30th nationally.

Bipartisan Policy Center College ROI Report
In its 2022 College ROI Report, the Bipartisan Policy Center model estimates that Rose-Hulman provides a $2,358,802 lifelong ROI. That ranks Rose-Hulman nationally in the top 25 and second among all colleges and universities in the Midwest.
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