Alumni & Success
Stevens is a premier technological research university with a 144-year legacy of producing graduates who are qualified for success in a number of lucrative and in-demand fields. Engineering – one of the nation’s highest-paid majors – is Stevens’ most popular and renowned area of undergraduate study, and new programs in areas such as cybersecurity, quantitative finance, information systems and software engineering are in high demand from employers.
Stevens students in all fields benefit from a rigorous academic program, a highly-engaged alumni network and a strategically advantageous location minutes from Manhattan, the center of world commerce. In addition, the Stevens Office of Career Development, consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation, gives students unparalleled access to professional work and internship experiences which contribute to the university’s stellar job placement rates and outcomes.
Stevens Institute of Technology alumni earn among the nation’s highest mid-career salaries, according to new data from Payscale.com.
Stevens ranked 3rd among colleges and universities nationwide for mid-career salary, according to PayScale’s 2013-2014 College Salary Report. PayScale also ranked Stevens 5th in the nation for return on investment for students, ahead of Princeton, Dartmouth and Harvard universities.
Stevens' remarkably talented alumni, 35,000 strong and growing, have made singular impacts in society and technology.
Stevens graduates co-founded both General Motors and Texas Instruments, engineered the world's first urban power plant, engineered and erected the steel frames of New York City's Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, and directed design and preparation of spacecraft modules for NASA's Apollo moon launch missions.
From Frederick Winslow Taylor, the father of scientific management, and Henry Gantt, creator of the Gantt chart, to Mark Crispin (inventor of the IMAP email protocol), Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frederick Reines (discoverer of the neutrino, confirming the 'big bang' theory of the universe's origin), Alexander Calder (inventor of the hanging art form known as the mobile), Emmy-award winning journalist and political commentator Richard Reeves, and cloud-software pioneer Gregory Gianforte, Stevens has long produced technical and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.