Purdue University Northwest (PNW) once again has been recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today.
PNW ranks 52nd nationally among the Best Engineering Programs, of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. PNW’s undergraduate business program has also been rated as one of the top programs among those accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
“Purdue Northwest is committed to academic excellence, and the recognition of these high-performing academic programs further validates the quality of our faculty members, facilities and the education our students receive,” PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said. “PNW is proud to be recognized among such significant higher education peers.”
Best Engineering Programs
U.S. News ranks undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs. The rankings are based on surveys of engineering deans and senior faculty at accredited programs. PNW, ranked No. 52 in the country, received a 2.9 peer assessment score on a 5-point scale, sharing the position with 15 other programs.
The following table shows PNW listed alongside other comparably-rated engineering programs. (Please note these are not the complete listings. For the full listings please see www.usnews.com/colleges.)
|New York Institute of Technology||32||3.0|
|Grand Valley State University (MI)||52||2.9|
|Purdue University Northwest||52||2.9|
|Penn State Univ. – Erie, The Behrend College||52||2.9|
|SUNY Polytechnic Institute – Albany/Utica||52||2.9|
|California State University – Fresno||68||2.8|
Best Business Programs
U.S. News ranks undergraduate business programs based on surveys of business school deans and senior faculty. PNW received a 2.4 peer assessment score on a 5-point scale.
The following table shows PNW listed alongside other comparably-ranked business programs. (Please note these are not the complete listings. For the full listings please see www.usnews.com/colleges.)
|Central Michigan University||2.5|
|Indiana State University||2.5|
|Grand Valley State University||2.4|
|Middle Tennessee State University||2.4|
|Purdue University Northwest||2.4|
|University of Illinois – Springfield||2.4|
|University of Nebraska – Kearney||2.4|
|California State University – Bakersfield||2.3|
|Eastern Michigan University||2.3|
Best Regional Universities
PNW is included in the ranking among Midwest regional universities and received a 2.8 peer assessment score on a 5-point scale, which is in the second tier of this group.
PNW also is included in the U.S. News online-only rankings of campus ethnic diversity among regional universities – Midwest, with a 0.55 diversity index. Keon noted that PNW is one of the most diverse universities in Indiana, with nearly 44 percent of its core student body comprised of minority and international populations.