Hoboken, N.J. – Stevens Institute of Technology is included on U.S. News & World Report’s Short List of 10 National Universities that Produce the Most Interns. The list is a ranking of national universities – or large national research institutions – at which the most students held internships during their undergraduate studies.
At Stevens, 45 percent of students who were awarded bachelor’s degrees from 2010 to 2011 graduated with internship experience. Among colleges and universities that reported internship data, that rate is more than eight percent higher than the average of all colleges and universities (36.9 percent) and more than 15 percent higher than the average of all national universities (29.6 percent).
“Internships and other forms of experiential education opportunities – such as the Cooperative Education program and hands-on research projects conducted alongside faculty – have always been a strength of the Stevens educational experience,” said Stevens President Nariman Farvardin. “These programs enable students to test their knowledge and skills in a real world environment and to work with diverse problems and people as students develop a better sense of their professional interests.”
Stevens has previously been recognized for its exemplary career development programs, which help graduates secure positions at competitive international organizations and realize maximum earnings. Earlier this year, the university was ranked 13th in the nation for career services by The Princeton Review and 12th in the nation for alumni with the highest mid-career salaries by CNNMoney.com. Stevens was also ranked 23rd in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek for return on investment for students.
Stevens is also one of the fastest-rising universities on U.S. News’ annual Best Colleges list. In the 2013 edition, the university ranked 75th among national universities, up 13 spots in a single year.
The U.S. News Short List is a regular series that magnifies individual data points from the U.S. News overall annual college rankings. The other nine national universities that produced the largest percentage of interns among the Class of 2011 were Clarkson University, Colorado School of Mines, Dartmouth College, Clemson University, Pace University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Memphis, Syracuse University and DePaul University.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. Students, faculty and partners collaborate in an academic culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to develop, implement and leverage technology to confront global challenges.
Based in Hoboken, N.J., Stevens offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, management, business, humanities and the arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in systems engineering and port security research. The University has more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 350 faculty. Stevens’ programs have attracted international participation and strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.