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For the Second Year, New York Tech Surges Eight Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

September 14, 2020

For the tenth consecutive year, New York Institute of Technology ranks among the top 50 universities in the North in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings announced today, moving up eight positions to No. 34 in the regional rankings this year (following a similar jump in the 2020 rankings). In addition to criteria that distinguish us from our peers (low student-to-faculty ratio, small class sizes, value, and diversity), the university’s surge this year is attributed to significant improvements in both freshmen retention and graduation rates. Trend data for recent years shows the incline in the graduation rate of our students, particularly those who are Pell eligible, coupled with a sustained increase in the financial resources per student provided by New York Tech.

“I’ve frequently stated that rankings in and of themselves are not a goal or objective, but they do show that our laser focus on the student experience—including strategic initiatives to enhance teaching and learning, curriculum linkage to career outcomes and experiential opportunities, and enhancements to engagement, advisement, student services, and teaching innovation—has had a direct impact on retention and degree completion,” notes President Hank Foley, Ph.D. “We also see our diversity and inclusion efforts are paying off overall and in specific areas, such as veterans affairs, as we continue to deliver a great educational experience and value to our students.”

The complete list of 2021 rankings announced today include:

  • #34 Best Regional Universities (North), up from #42 in 2020 and #50 in 2019
  • #2 Campus Ethnic Diversity (Regional Universities - North), up from #4 in 2020
  • #15 Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional Universities - North), up from #23 in 2020
  • #4 Most International Students (Regional Universities - North)
  • #56 Best Value Schools (Regional Universities - North)
  • #73 Top Performer on Social Mobility (Regional Universities - North), a 9-point jump from 2020
  • #46 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (National - no doctorate)
  • #230 Computer Science Undergraduate Programs (National - no doctorate), a new ranking in 2021

SOURCE: U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2021: