‘U.S. News’ rankings highlight RIT graduate programs
RIT graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News annual statistical survey of graduate programs.
RIT master’s degree programs in engineering, business and fine arts feature in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released in March, including the first specialty ranking of the university’s business analytics master’s program. This year, RIT:
- Tied for 72nd in the nation for the best graduate engineering programs, offered by Kate Gleason College of Engineering;
- Tied for 89th for the full-time MBA program, offered by Saunders College of Business, and ranked 29th in business analytics programs; and
- Tied for 23rd among fine arts programs and tied for sixth in photography, offered in the College of Art and Design.
U.S. News measures the quality of professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. Rankings are based on statistical and reputational surveys about the school’s faculty, research and students.
Beyond the six disciplines listed annually, U.S. News also periodically ranks programs in science, social sciences and humanities, fine arts, health and other areas based on academic reputation surveys. These RIT programs remain ranked by U.S. News as follows:
- Tied for 68th among computer science graduate programs, offered in Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences;
- Tied for 69th among physics graduate programs, offered in the College of Science; and
- Tied 108th among master’s degree programs in physician assistant, offered by the College of Health Sciences and Technology.