U.S. News & World Report ranks NYU Tandon’s online tech program among top 3 in nation

January 11, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A sign at NYU Tandon's Downtown Brooklyn campus. Eagle file photo by Mary Frost
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U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday ranked New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s online graduate program in computer information technology No. 3 in the nation and the best in the Northeast region. Falling within that category are NYU Tandon’s offerings in information systems, computer engineering, bioinformatics, software engineering, and cybersecurity, which is the most popular and competitive online program at the school.

NYU Tandon’s entire online graduate engineering program ranked No. 11 nationally, the fifth successive year that U.S. News & World Report rated the school among the top dozen such programs. 

For the 2017 Best Online Graduate Programs rankings, U.S. News reviewed such factors as admissions requirements, retention and graduation rates, student engagement and services, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training. A survey of online graduates by NYU Tandon revealed 100 percent job placement within six months of graduation; for those already holding jobs, 73 percent reported they received a promotion or raise within the same period. 

Although the online engineering program chiefly attracts professionals in the U.S. who are pursuing their master’s degrees (93 percent of enrollees), the online classes are open to NYU Tandon’s brick-and-mortar students, too. The Downtown Brooklyn school’s survey revealed its traditionally enrolled international students valued the closed-captioned and recorded lectures offered by online courses because they could study at their own pace.

 “We are exceedingly pleased to be recognized among the 2017 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and gratified to have our computer information technology offerings listed at No. 3 in the nation,” said Dean Katepalli R. Sreenivasan. “The pedagogical techniques and virtual laboratories that we have helped pioneer have opened research and higher-education opportunities to talented students whose schedules might otherwise preclude such opportunities. Our world becomes a better place with such highly motivated, educated and skilled engineers willing to undertake society’s biggest challenges.”


The 2017 rankings can be viewed at


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