New York Tech Rankings on the Rise

September 22, 2021

Dear New York Tech students, faculty, and staff:

In addition to being a time when we welcome students back to campus with a refreshed sense of optimism, early fall also brings us the latest rankings from the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) and U.S. News & World Report. I'm delighted to share some positive news about New York Tech's 2022 rankings from both of those esteemed agencies. As I've noted before, these rankings exemplify how the prioritization of the student experience at New York Tech—including strategic initiatives to enhance teaching and learning, curriculum linkage to career outcomes, and enhancements to engagement, advisement, student services, and teaching innovation—has had a direct impact on retention and degree completion.

U.S. News & World Report Annual Rankings

For the 11th consecutive year, New York Institute of Technology is ranked among the top 50 universities in the North in the U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings announced earlier this month. We maintained a strong position at No. 34 in the regional rankings. In addition to criteria that distinguish the institution from our peers (low student-to-faculty ratio, small class sizes, value, and diversity), the strong rankings are attributable to continued efforts in improving our overall graduation rate, financial resources per student, and freshman retention rate. Both programs within the College of Engineering & Computing Sciences that are ranked by U.S. News & World Report also moved up in the rankings.

New York Tech's 2022 rankings include:

  • #34 Best Regional Universities (North), maintaining its 2021 ranking and up from #42 in 2020
  • #33 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (National – no doctorate), up from #46 in 2021
  • #191 Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs (National – no doctorate), up 39 positions from 2021, when the ranking was introduced
  • #60 Top Performer in Social Mobility (Regional Universities – North), up from #73 in 2021 and #82 in 2020 in terms of social and economic mobility
  • #2 Campus Ethnic Diversity (Regional Universities – North), maintaining its 2021 ranking and up from #4 in 2020
  • #10 Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional Universities – North), up from #15 in 2021 and #23 in 2020
  • #6 (tie) Most International Students (Regional Universities – North); down slightly from #4 in 2021

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 U.S. College Rankings

In this year's ranking of 796 universities in the U.S. released on September 21, New York Institute of Technology ascended 11 places vs. last year and is now ranked No. 253—placing us among the top third of U.S. universities ranked annually by WSJ/THE.

These rankings are based on a study the Wall Street Journal conducts with Times Higher Education, and scoring is based on 15 key indicators that assess colleges in four areas: Outcomes, Resources, Engagement, and Environment.

This year, New York Tech experienced a significant bump within the Outcomes pillar, which accounts for 40 percent of our overall ranking. Contributing to the 44-place increase in our Outcomes ranking was a significant improvement in our graduation rate. Other areas where we saw slight upticks included finance per student, papers per faculty, and faculty diversity. In addition, we continue to score highly in the Environment pillar, which reflects outstanding numbers for inclusion, diversity, and international student representation.

Because of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the student engagement survey was not conducted this year, and student survey data from the 2020 rankings were used. Thus, the Engagement score was relatively unchanged from last year—making this year's double-digit uptick overall even more significant.

I want to express my appreciation to the entire community—to our hardworking, dedicated students and our talented faculty and staff—for the continued momentum we're experiencing at New York Tech.


Hank Foley, Ph.D.
President, New York Institute of Technology