For the 21st consecutive year, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked at the top of U.S. engineering colleges focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education.

The ranking was released today in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges Guide.

The publication asked U.S. college engineering deans and senior faculty to rate programs at accredited undergraduate engineering programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). Rose-Hulman was the only institution to earn a 4.6 score out of 5 this year after being tied for first atop the rankings the past two years.

The institute also earned top survey marks in five academic department categories: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The school’s biomedical engineering program was ranked No. 2.

Rose-Hulman President Rob Coons acknowledged that the U.S. News ranking, saying it and other recent distinctions show the institute continues as a recognized leader in undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education.

“We deeply appreciate this annual affirmation by our peers that we’re a guiding force in STEM education, and an institution that provides a worthy return on investment,” Coons said in a news release. “This ranking continues to be a testament to the excellence of our faculty, staff and students, the success of our loyal and proud alumni, and quality leadership provided by our board of trustees and administration.”

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