Illinois Tech Jumps to #96 on U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges List


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A model depicting one of Illinois Tech’s signature initiatives, the campus microgrid, on display in the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation

In the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Colleges rankings, released this month, Illinois Tech is ranked among the top 100 schools in the National Universities category, climbing to #96. The ranking is a jump from the 2018 and 2017 ranking of #103 (tie) and marks the first time in a decade that Illinois Tech has cracked the top 100.

The university is ranked #30 in the Best Value Schools list, up from #38 in 2018. Illinois Tech’s population of international students (21 percent) was also ranked at the top of the list.

U.S. News & World Report provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. The four overall rankings—National UniversitiesLiberal Arts CollegesRegional Universities, and Regional Colleges—are based on factors that indicate academic quality, such as graduation rates and faculty resources.

Read more information about Illinois Tech’s U.S. News & World Report rankings here. To view the methodology, data, and other ranking information, visit the U.S. News & World Report college rankings website here.