New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has improved its standing among U.S. universities and colleges by 43 spots, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings 2019.
THE’s latest rankings of more than 1,000 US schools, colleges and universities have NJIT ranked #328 in the country. NJIT's rise was driven by significant gains in two key areas of the ranking’s metrics: resources and engagement. Resources include instructional spending per student, faculty-student ratio, and research papers per faculty member. Engagement accounts for student engagement, student recommendation, student/teacher interaction and number of accredited programs. NJIT jumped 132 and 94 spots for resources and engagement, respectively.
Additionally, NJIT continues to hold a top 100 position nationally for the environment metric of the ranking, which looks at various diversity metrics, such as international student ratio, ethnic and racial diversity, faculty diversity and student inclusion.
Data for THE’s 2019 rankings comes from the U.S. government Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA), the College Scorecard, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the THE U.S. Student Survey, the THE Academic Survey, and the Elsevier bibliometric dataset.
For a full breakdown of the methodology, visit https://www.timeshighereducation.com/wall-street-journal-times-higher-education-college-rankings-2019-methodology