PNW named in U.S. News’ best college rankings

Purdue University Northwest has once again been recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released earlier this week, PNW officials announced.

PNW ranks 60th nationally among the “Best Engineering Programs” for engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

For the first time, PNW is included in the ranking of top performers on social mobility among regional universities. The social mobility indicator measures how well universities graduated students who received federal Pell Grants, university officials said.

“Purdue Northwest is committed to helping our students with the greatest financial need achieve their academic goals. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend college, and they choose PNW for the range of resources and faculty support they find here,” PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said.

“As a premier metropolitan university, PNW is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We are proud to be consistently recognized by U.S. News among such significant higher education peers.”

U.S. News ranks undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs. The rankings are based on surveys of engineering deans and senior faculty at accredited programs. PNW received a 2.9 peer assessment score on a 5-point scale, unchanged from last year, sharing the position with 11 other programs, PNW officials said.

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