2018 Colleges of Distinction Engineering Programs

Obtaining a degree in engineering is no walk in the park.  Endless nights of studying, taking classes in all areas of STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) that the program has to offer, and focusing on expanding one’s horizons in the hopes of obtaining a well-rounded education.  All of these criteria are important, but with so many schools and programs to choose from, how are students to know which program is truly right for them?

At Colleges of Distinction students are able to sift through programs to find exactly what they want in a school. With the easy to navigate website, students can sort through the schools considered distinguished by our standards, based on High-Impact Practices and the Four Distinctions.  

Schools who have been awarded the Engineering Badge, like the New York Institute of Technology, are acclaimed to have extraordinary engineering programs and fulfill these 9 criteria:

 

  • Stability- The engineering program is well established and is nationally accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).
  • Practical experienceStudents are encouraged to participate in real-world experience in the engineering field.
  • MultidisciplinarityThe engineering program offers many different disciplines such as: civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical, etc.
  • Collaborative workStudents are offered opportunities for team-based experiences such as hackathons to develop teamwork skills and broaden their horizons.
  • Soft skillsThe program focuses on not only teaching students engineering skills but also encourages skills such as communication and leadership.
  • Facilities investmentThe faculty are skilled and proficient in the subjects they teach.
  • Dedicated advising and counselingThere is an advising and/or counseling center dedicated specifically to engineering students.
  • High-Impact PracticesThe High-Impact Practices outlined by Colleges of Distinction are also apparent within the engineering program at these institutions.
  • Industry connectionsThe program strives to immerse students into their field through things such as internships, job opportunities, etc.

 

Institutions awarded the Engineering Badge have outstanding programs which focus on the needs and success of the students so that students can gain a well-rounded education and graduate knowing everything they need to know about not only engineering but being a leader in society.  

Learn more about what makes an Engineering College of Distinction.

2018-2019 Engineering Colleges of Distinction


ALABAMA

University of Alabama in Huntsville

ARKANSAS
Harding University
John Brown University

CALIFORNIA
California Polytechnic State University
Loyola Marymount University
Santa Clara University
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of San Diego
University of the Pacific

COLORADO
Colorado School of Mines
University of Denver

CONNECTICUT
Fairfield University
University of Hartford
University of New Haven

FLORIDA
University of Miami
University of North Florida

GEORGIA
Mercer University

IDAHO
Northwest Nazarene University

ILLINOIS
Greenville University
Olivet Nazarene University

INDIANA
Grace College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
University of Indianapolis

IOWA
St. Ambrose University

KENTUCKY
University of Louisville

LOUISIANA
Tulane University
University of New Orleans

MAINE
University of Maine

MARYLAND
Frostburg State University
Loyola University Maryland

MASSACHUSETTS
Northeastern University
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

MICHIGAN
Michigan Technological University
Western Michigan University

MINNESOTA
University of St. Thomas

MISSOURI
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Saint Louis University

MONTANA
Carroll College

NEW HAMPSHIRE
University of New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY
Stevens Institute of Technology
The College of New Jersey

NEW YORK
Binghamton University
Manhattan College
New York Institute of Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
SUNY New Paltz
University at Albany, SUNY

NORTH CAROLINA
Western Carolina University

OHIO
Marietta College
Miami University – Oxford
Otterbein University
University of Dayton
University of Mount Union

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Christian University
Oral Roberts University
University of Tulsa

OREGON
George Fox University
Portland State University
University of Portland

PENNSYLVANIA
Drexel University
Elizabethtown College
Geneva College
Grove City College
Lafayette College
Messiah College
Saint Francis University
Villanova University
York College of Pennsylvania

SOUTH CAROLINA
The Citadel

TENNESSEE
Christian Brothers University
Lipscomb University
Union University

TEXAS
Abilene Christian University
Midwestern State University
Southern Methodist University
St. Mary’s University
Texas Christian University
University of Texas at Dallas

UTAH
Southern Utah University

VERMONT
University of Vermont

VIRGINIA
Christopher Newport University
James Madison University
Old Dominion University
Sweet Briar College

WASHINGTON
Eastern Washington University
Gonzaga University
Pacific Lutheran University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University

WISCONSIN
Marquette University
University of Wisconsin–Stout

 

 

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