The shift from “regional” to “national research” university status is a result of Rowan’s designation as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education earlier this year.
The 2018 America's Best Colleges ranking places Rowan University No. 90 among the public institutions ranked and No. 171 overall among 311 national universities.
Rowan is tied with Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Central Florida, Mississippi State University and University of Idaho.
In addition, the University’s Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering was ranked No. 19 in the nation among the best undergraduate engineering schools, improving its ranking by 14 places over the past four years.
Rowan tied with the top programs at six other prestigious schools – The Citadel, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, San Jose State University, Swarthmore College and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
“These are truly exciting times for Rowan University. The 2016-17 academic year was our most productive in recent history with four new buildings, tremendous growth in academic programs and more,” concluded Dr. Houshmand.
“Now, with increased national recognition, a groundswell of support from alumni and partner organizations, plus $1 billion in construction being planned, Rowan will continue to be on the rise.”
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