Lawrence Technological University’s civil engineering program is ranked fifth nationally among universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of best colleges for 2016.

 Ranked ahead of LTU for civil engineering are Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and Bucknell University.

 In addition, for the second year in a row LTU is ranked in the top half, at 23rd nationwide, for all its undergraduate engineering degree programs.

 “The strong performance of our engineering programs in this prestigious national survey reflects our ongoing commitment to enhance our engineering curricula,” said LTU President Virinder Moudgil. “It is gratifying that LTU’s efforts are being recognized.”

 Enrollment in engineering programs at LTU has surged 22.7 percent this year, reflecting the increased demand in industry for highly educated professionals.

 LTU has utilized a multi-year grant from the Kern Family Foundation to develop curriculum modules designed to prepare engineering students to be problem-solvers who can take an entrepreneurial approach to the decision-making process in business. Problem-based learning and active and collaborative learning are two teaching concepts that help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

 In the latest U.S. News annual survey of universities, LTU also remains ranked in the top half of the top tier of the 12-state Midwest Regional University category.

 Once again Lawrence Tech has made the U.S. News’ Midwest Regional University list of “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” which the news magazine calls “great colleges for non-superstars” who have “a decent shot at being accepted and thriving; where spirit and hard work could make all the difference to admissions offices” and where a “broad and engaged student body” is sought. 

 LTU is also on the U.S. News list of universities offering the best online college degree programs.



U.S. News and World Report Civil Rankings


#1 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Terre Haute, IN


  Tuition and fees: $42,741 (2015-16)

  Enrollment: 2,280

  Setting: Suburban

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private institution. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.


#2 United States Military Academy - West Point, NY


  In & Out-of-state tuition and fees: $0 (2015-16)

  Enrollment: 4,414

  Setting: Suburban

The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, is the oldest of the country’s five federal service academies. The public school is located in West Point, N.Y., where graduates earn a bachelor of science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.


#3 California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obisop - San Luis Obispo, CA


  In-state tuition and fees: $9,000 (2015-16)

  Out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,160 (2015-2016)

  Enrollment: 19,246

                               Setting: Suburban

Just a 30-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, California Polytechnic State University is located 200 miles from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although Cal Poly students can choose from nearly 70 degrees, engineering is the most popular major, with 50 student organizations dedicated specifically to that field.


#4 Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA


  Tuition and fees: $50,152 (2015-16)

  Enrollment: 3,565

  Setting: Rural

A private institution, Bucknell University was founded in 1846. Bucknell University offers a Greek system, where 47 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 41 percent is involved in a fraternity.


#5 Lawrence Technological University - Southfield, MI


  Tuition and fees: $30,300 (2015-16)

  Enrollment: 2,798

  Setting: Suburban

Lawrence Technological University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,798, with a gender distribution of 76.1 percent male students and 23.9 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.