Stevens Enjoys Banner Year in National College Rankings

12/20/2013

Stevens continues to enjoy top national rankings in a number of key areas, including the value and quality of its well-rounded and broad-based educational programs and the professional outcomes of its graduates.

Read below for rankings highlights from 2013 – a banner year at Stevens.

  • 3rd for Mid-Career Salary of Graduates: At mid-career, the average salary of Stevens graduates is a hefty $124,000, ranking Stevens third among colleges and universities nationwide, according to PayScale’s 2013-2014 College Salary Report. Stevens also topped a number of other lists based on the PayScale data. The typical starting salary of Stevens graduates is $64,900, tied for 8th in the nation, and Stevens is tied for 13th on the list of Best Schools for Engineering Majors.
  • 9th for Return on Investment: Stevens is a college well worth the investment. A PayScale survey reveals the value of a Stevens education at $1.46 million after 30 years. The total place Stevens 9th among all colleges and universities nationally for 30-year net return on investment, jumping to 9th from 24th on the 2012 PayScale college education ROI rankings.
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Program: For the second time in the last decade, Stevens received the prestigious National Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership of Undergraduate Education Programs in Engineering Management by the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). The honor goes to the university which develops the nation’s finest Engineering Management program for undergraduates.
  • 7th Among Leading Universities Granting STEM Degrees: At 82 percent, Stevens ranks 7th nationwide among elite universities in percentage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees awarded, according U.S. News & World Report research data. With the complex global challenges facing the world today, attracting more students into the STEM disciplines is critical to our future.
  • Winner of 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning: For the fifth time, Stevens WebCampus received the prestigious 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). The award acknowledges a higher education institution which has shown outstanding leadership in the field of distance learning.
  • 2nd Most Innovative College Music Program: Stevens has the second most innovative college music program in the nation according to a ranking from The Best Colleges, which says Stevens is poised to change the industry through its Music & Technology program, which prepares students for degrees in production, recording and sound design.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and STEM education and coastal sustainability. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.