In addition to examining the ratio of quality to price, this ranking also considers need-based financial aid. In 2016, NJIT awarded over $12 million in grants and scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition for its students.
U.S. News & World Report reviews over 1,800 colleges and universities nationally, considering criteria that include assessment by peers and guidance counselors, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving rate. NJIT continues to rank in the top 75 percent of colleges and universities nationwide, at 140, which is denoted as part of the “top tier.”
“We are pleased that NJIT again ranks in the top tier of universities in the United States. We have seen our overall score increase over last year as a result of our continuing efforts to drive student success. We are particularly proud of our inclusion among the Best Value Schools list and of our strong scores related to diversity,” explains Dr. Fadi P. Deek, NJIT provost and senior executive vice president.
NJIT continues to be a catalyst for the development of the highly needed Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce as the nation will have to fill almost eight million STEM-related jobs, including 269,000 in the Garden State, by 2018. As one of the nation’s leading polytechnic universities, NJIT offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that also features architecture, design and management supported by the power of STEM.
NJIT was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the national leaders in the following:
#68 in Top Public Schools
#82 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
#89 in Best Colleges for Veterans
Lastly, NJIT ranks high on the diversity of National Universities.