Lehigh University
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U.S. News & World Report ranks Lehigh's education and engineering colleges among America’s best

Lehigh University has once again been listed among the top 50 of America’s best graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report. Both of Lehigh’s schools that are eligible for this recognition appear in the magazine’s annual rankings— College of Education is ranked No. 41 out of 241 colleges of education and P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science is ranked No. 42 out of 189 colleges of engineering that grant doctoral degrees.

The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools for 2010” issue, available on newsstands April 28th.

Gary Sasso, dean of the College of Education, says he is pleased the college continues to be recognized as one of the premier graduate research units in the country.

“Our current ranking is reflective of the quality of our faculty and staff,” says Sasso, who lauded the work of research-active faculty who have earned national and international attention for their scholarly accomplishments.

S. David Wu, dean and Iacocca Professor, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, says he is "particularly pleased to see an increased level of peer recognition as reflected by the assessment score. Graduate research in engineering is highly competitive as technological advancements are occurring at a pace faster than ever before.”

“We must continue to strengthen our programs by recruiting and retaining talented students, faculty and staff, building highly focused and intellectually cohesive research programs, and pursuing key investment in state-of-the-art research infrastructure," Wu adds.

Overall, Lehigh University is also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s outstanding research universities. The university was ranked No. 35 in the magazine’s annual list of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2009.

In that ranking, Lehigh achieved distinction in several key categories, including alumni giving (18th), student selectivity (25th) and graduation and retention rate (32nd). In addition, Lehigh was ranked 27th in the nation for “best value.”

--Linda Harbrecht

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009

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