MSOE was included on several lists within the 2020 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings, which recognize that the university provides students an exceptional educational experience with a high value proposition.  

Specific to its engineering programs, MSOE was named among the best in the United States:

Overall, the university received the following designations in the Midwest:

  • 8th Best University in the Midwest
  • 8th Most Innovative University in the Midwest
  • 9th Best Value School in the Midwest
  • 6th Best University in the Midwest for Veterans  

MSOE was also included among the Best Master of Science in Nursing Programs in the U.S. and listed as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. This is the first year U.S. News analyzed “social mobility,” which measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.   

The 2020 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 of excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving. U.S. News uses the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to group schools into like categories. MSOE is classified as a Regional University.  

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).  

Read more about all of MSOE’s rankings.