Kettering University jumped six spots to No. 6 in the Midwest in US News & World Report’s 38th annual Best Colleges ranking. Kettering was No. 12 last year.
The honor was not the only one for the University, however. Kettering improved to No. 12 nationally among engineering programs in schools that do not offer a doctorate and No. 14 among mechanical engineering programs. The report also recognized Kettering in several other categories.
- #3 – Most Innovative Regional Universities, Midwest
- #13 – Best Colleges for Veterans Among Regional Universities, Midwest
- #43 – Top Schools, Regional Universities, Midwest
“This honor year after year is a testament to our students, our faculty, our staff, and most importantly, the educational philosophy of our founders more than a century ago,” said Tracie Jones, Acting Vice President enrollment and cooperation at Kettering University. . “We are building – and have built – something special here. The Kettering community should not only be proud, but also inspired to keep working to reach our greatest potential together.
This year’s annual Best Colleges Rankings rated a record 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality, including class size, graduation and retention rates, student-faculty ratio and average federal graduate debt.
“For nearly 40 years, the Best Colleges methodology has continuously evolved to reflect changes in the higher education landscape and the interests of prospective students,” said Kim Castro, editor of US News and content director. “Guiding this evolution is US News’ mission to provide meaningful data and information to help with one of life’s biggest decisions.”
In addition to the above categories, Kettering ranked among the top schools in the country in a few other categories.
- No. 19—Programs to Look For: Co-ops/Internships
- No. 81 – A-Plus Schools for B Students, Regional Universities
- No. 98 – Social Mobility Among Regional Universities, Midwest