Rose-Hulman Retains No. 1 Status Among Engineering Colleges

(TERRE HAUTE) – The chant “We’re No. 1” has special significance at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, which for the 21st consecutive year has been ranked at the top of U.S. engineering colleges that are focused on bachelor’s- and masters-level education.

The latest No. 1 ranking, released today, is featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges Guide. The publication asked U.S. college engineering deans and senior faculty to rate programs at accredited undergraduate engineering programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). Rose-Hulman was the only college to earn a 4.6 score this year, after being tied for first atop the rankings the past two years.

The institute also earned top survey marks in five academic department categories: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The school’s biomedical engineering program was ranked No. 2.

Rose-Hulman President Rob Coons acknowledged that the U.S. News ranking, along with other recent distinctions by publications and organizations, showcases the fact that the institute continues to be a recognized leader in undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education.

“We deeply appreciate this annual affirmation by our peers that we’re a guiding force in STEM education, and an institution that provides a worthy return on investment,” Coons said. “This ranking continues to be a testament to the excellence of our faculty, staff and students, the success of our loyal and proud alumni, and quality leadership provided by our Board of Trustees and administration. This is all part of the formula that keeps us No. 1.”

This summer and fall have also brought Rose-Hulman distinction for academic and faculty excellence, value-added, career services and residence life. Industry Week listed Rose-Hulman as No. 1 among U.S. colleges for producing engineers, based upon placement information gathered by Zippia. Learn more here about all of Rose-Hulman’s rankings and distinctions.

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 2,000 undergraduate students and nearly 100 graduate students. Learn more at