Kettering University rose significantly in two categories and had one of its academic programs ranked in the top five nationally in the annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report in their 2015 Best Colleges edition released on Sept. 9.
Kettering rose three spots among non-PhD granting engineering universities nationally to No. 14 (No. 17 last year) and four spots to 20th (24th last year) among all regional universities in the Midwest. The Mechanical Engineering program was ranked No. 4 in the country among non-PhD programs.
Kettering University's Mechanical Engineering program ranked fourth in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's 2015 'Best Colleges' edition.
“Our U.S. News rankings are not only a testament to our dedicated and talented students and faculty, but they also recognize the excellent outcomes produced by the unique ways in which we infuse applied, experiential educational opportunities for students across the entire curriculum,” said Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan. “Our faculty challenges our students to pursue excellence. But our students are also immersed during their entire undergraduate career in the practice of their field of study through meaningful, professional co-op experiences and research opportunities. This combination of deep learning and extraordinary practice leads to truly magnificent outcomes for our students, and these rankings reflect that fact.”
Kettering University’s Mechanical Engineering program has ranked in the top 10 in the Best Colleges rankings for more than 10 straight years, and is in the top five for the second time in the last three years.
“The Mechanical Engineering department prides itself on helping educate engineers who are ready for industry, and we’re proud that we continue to be highly regarded through the U.S. News and World Report rankings,” said Dr. Craig Hoff, Mechanical Engineering department head and professor. “Our curriculum, along with the many opportunities students are exposed to through their co-op experiences, prepares students not only for the workforce of the future, but to be industry leaders.”