Hofstra University’s undergraduate engineering programs are among the Top 50 in the nation and its graduate education programs are in the top 100, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The magazine also recognized Hofstra as #36 on the Best Colleges for Veterans list.
Hofstra ranked 47th among Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs at schools that do not grant doctoral degrees in engineering, and 98th on the list of Best Graduate Schools for Education, the second straight year the school has cracked the top 100. Hofstra is the only L.I. institution to make the top 100 for graduate education schools.
“Hofstra University has over the past decade enhanced our national reputation and reach, hosting two presidential debates and focusing resources on the sciences with the launch of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, the School of Health Sciences and Human Services and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, which just three years after it opened is now ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation,” the university said in a statement.
Hofstra’s rank among National Universities remained unchanged at 135, the highest among all private institutions on Long Island.
U.S. News & World Report ranked graduate education programs on 10 measures using the results of surveys from 245 schools granting doctoral degrees that provided data in fall 2013 and early 2014. The rankings of undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, are based on surveys of engineering school deans and faculty done in spring 2014.
For the Best Colleges for Veterans ranking, the magazine included schools that were numerically ranked in other categories for 2015 and are members of the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges Consortium, are certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon program.