Published on: September 13, 2016
Sept. 13, 2016 — Milwaukee School of Engineering earned the 11th spot on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best Universities in the Midwest and was ranked 10th Best Undergraduate Engineering Program in the U.S. among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. In addition, MSOE was ranked 8th Best Value School in the Midwest.
MSOE was recognized among universities having the Best Foreign Student Factor in the Midwest. This list identifies those institutions with large proportions of international students, which provides a professionally and personally rewarding dynamic on campus. The university also was ranked 11th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest.
About the rankings:
The 2017 rankings by U.S. News provide an examination of how nearly 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Rankings are based on several factors and scores are weighted to arrive at a final overall score. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
U.S. News bases its undergraduate engineering programs rankings on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions, who are surveyed each spring and asked to rate each program they are familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).
MSOE is ranked highly by a number of organization, and while this is gratifying, it is important to note that rankings should not be overemphasized by students or their families during the college selection process. Choosing a college is an individual decision that should be made by students and families based on the student’s individual needs. Students come to MSOE because of its focus on laboratory experience and career practice, expert faculty dedicated to student learning, its small college feeling within a vibrant downtown neighborhood, extremely high placement rates for graduates and the success of its alumni.
Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.