Stevens Ranks No. 36 nationally of ‘2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.’

The new rankings from WSJ/College Pulse Rankings emphasize graduation rates and graduate salaries

A new ranking from WSJ/College Pulse places Stevens Institute of Technology at No. 36 on its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” list, which emphasizes the contribution that colleges make to their students’ success.

Scoring a 96 out of 100 for “Salary Impact vs. Similar Colleges,” Stevens tied with Yale University, Stanford University and Duke University, and bested California Institute of Technology (92) in the same category.

Using a new methodology this year, The Wall Street Journal says these rankings go beyond traditional metrics and evaluate schools in a way that shows how they improve the trajectories of their students’ careers using three components — student outcomes (70%), the learning environment (20%) and diversity (10%) — with the goal of helping students identify which colleges will do the most to help them graduate and make more money.

In a separate “Salary Impact” list, which only focuses on graduates’ salaries and how this relates to the cost of attending the college, Stevens ranked No. 28 nationally.

“Stevens helps students build confidence and character through a tight-knit campus community while challenging them academically with our rigorous curriculum. Students have many opportunities to explore potential careers, prepare for professional experiences and engage with employers through workshops, networking experiences and participation in our renowned cooperative education program,” says Vice President for Student Affairs Sara Klein. “With our commitment to student wellbeing, inclusion and belonging, students graduate from Stevens with a strong sense of self, an understanding of the professional world and an unparalleled academic foundation that leads to notable career outcomes upon graduation and throughout their professional lives.”

Stevens was also recently recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best schools for undergraduates in its annual college guide, “The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition.” Find the complete WSJ/College Pulse list and to learn more about the methodology, visit here.