NJIT Jumps into Top 100 for 2020 U.S. News College Rankings
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has risen nearly 50 places over the last two years, to be ranked 97th in America. NJIT has now joined the top 100 National Universities for 2020 in the annual U.S. News and World Report, assessing colleges and universities across the nation. Reflecting the institutions impressive teaching standards, staff have worked hard to improve the academic and social experience of students studying at NJIT.
The U.S. News and World Report decides its rankings based on a number of important different aspects, including outcomes, faculty resources, financial resources, student excellence, expert opinion and alumni giving. NJIT has seen impressive rises in student retention and graduation rates. Student applications have jumped from 4,300 in 2013 to more than 9,000 in 2019. This is in part down to the huge investments that have been made into teaching staff and research. In recent years, 150 new faculty members have been hired to facilitate more intimate class numbers of 20 or less to ensure optimum student – teacher contact time.
Over USD 170 million is spent annually on research activity at NJIT, granting New Jersey with an R1 rating in research by the Carnegie Classification. This is the highest possible rating.
Talking of the institution’s success, NJIT President Joel Bloom, said “we now are rated R1 for research by the Carnegie Classification. Forbes ranks us 1st in the nation for the upward economic mobility of our students from the lowest brackets of family income. Payscale.com ranks NJIT #43 out of more than 4,000 universities for the mid-career earnings of our graduates.”