NYIT’s undergraduate engineering programs rose to No. 35 in the nation in the latest U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) list of the best engineering schools (not offering a doctorate). The high ranking, based on a survey of engineering deans of ABET-accredited universities across the United States, followed a month in which the school was officially renamed NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences (a nod to the breadth and depth of its curricular offerings) and re-accreditation by ABET of the electrical and computer engineering technology, mechanical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering programs and full accreditation of NYIT’s computer science program.
In the 2019 USNWR rankings released on September 10, 2018, NYIT also maintained its top 50 spot among regional universities in the North. The university was recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity, scoring a USNWR diversity index score of 0.71 out of 1.0 to place it ninth in the regional/North category. The publication attributed the high ranking to its largest minority, Asian-Americans, which comprise 18 percent of the student body.
NYIT also made the USNWR annual rankings lists for Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Value Schools, and for its “Foreign Student Factor,” a nod to the percentage of students it enrolls from outside the United States (16%).