Thursday, December 17, 2009

College of Engineering Technology Remains Top in Nation

For the third consecutive year, Ferris State University’s College of Engineering Technology has the highest enrollment in the nation for full and part-time engineering technology bachelor’s degree seekers. The American Society for Engineering Education publishes yearly data on engineering and engineering technology programs throughout the United States and Canada in the Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges.

The College also ranks first in most bachelor’s degrees awarded and third with the most women graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Ferris has held steady in both areas for the past three years as well.

“Our success speaks for the quality of education that our students receive at Ferris,” said Thomas Oldfield, dean, College of Engineering Technology. “We are constantly reviewing our curriculum to make sure it meets the needs of our students and the changing industry to guarantee the success of our graduates.”

Schools rounding out the top five are Southern Polytechnic State University, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Purdue University. Other notable schools in the top 10 include University of Cincinnati, University of Houston and University of Toledo.

For information on Ferris’ College of Engineering Technology programs visit The entire ASEE report can be found at in the publications section.

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