‘U.S. News & World Report’ ranks RIT among best graduate schools

Mar 10, 2015

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by Ellen Rosen

Three Rochester Institute of Technology graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation, demonstrating the depth and breadth of quality educational opportunities available at the university.

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, RIT ranked:

  • Among the nation’s best online MBA programs, with the Saunders College of Business ranking 25th, up 10 spots from a year ago. These rankings were also based on surveys of deans, corporate recruiters and others, as well as other factors including salaries paid to graduates and employment rate.
  • Among the nation’s best schools offering a master’s in fine art, tied for 27th among universities offering graduate level studies in fine art. These rankings are based solely on a peer assessment survey of 230 Master of Fine Arts programs in art and design.

    You may view our fine art program here: http://bit.ly/188KoCn.
  • Among the nation’s best engineering schools, with the Kate Gleason College of Engineering tied for 83rd, up seven places from last year. U.S. News looked at programs that grant doctoral degrees, asking engineering school deans and deans of graduate programs, as well as corporate recruiters and company contacts, to rate overall quality. Indicators included student selectivity, faculty resources and research activity.

“Being consistently ranked among the best graduate programs in the nation in these diverse offerings—fine arts, business, as well as our long-established engineering college—is a credit to the academic quality and uniqueness that RIT offers its students,” said RIT President Bill Destler. “We are honored to be recognized on a national level for our graduate programs.”

America’s Best Graduate Schools, with more complete listings, is online at USNews.com.