College Factual, a leading source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes, has released its 2019 rankings for ethnic diversity, and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) scores in the top 5 percent of colleges whose student body represents a broad diversity.
NJIT is ranked #109 out of 2,486 colleges and universities analyzed for ethnic diversity. In New Jersey, NJIT is ranked #2 out of 44 colleges, putting NJIT in the top 5 percent of all colleges in the state — a distinction NJIT has earned two years in a row.
“We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to diversity, because we work very hard to ensure that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop their talents at NJIT,” said university President Joel S. Bloom. “Beginning with pre-college programs that expose thousands of students from underrepresented populations to positive STEM experiences and continuing with an array of support services for our enrolled students, NJIT recognizes the importance of cultivating diversity in the STEM disciplines. NJIT has been nationally ranked among the top 30 overall and top 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities for graduating minority engineers, and those graduates are in great demand, with an average of nearly three job offers in hand during their senior year, and starting salaries that exceed national averages by almost 20 percent.”
In addition to the NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs that offer a broad range of services helping low-income, first-generation pre-college students gain college access to and have success in the STEM fields, the university’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves to enhance educational outcomes for populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM, business and architecture. EOP offers academic support along with career and personal counseling to first-time full-time freshman and transfers students who may be educationally and economically challenged.