U.S. News Ranks Montana Tech as the Top Public Regional College in the West



Montana Tech has been ranked in the top tier of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Montana Tech earned the No. 1 spot for public colleges as one of America’s “Best Regional Colleges (West)” and also ranked No. 40 for “Best in Undergraduate Engineering” in the recently released Best Colleges 2012 guidebook.

Montana Tech was recognized in the No. 1 spot for public regional colleges in the category “Best Regional Colleges-West Region" for institutions that "focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts (which account for fewer than half of all bachelor’s degrees granted) and in fields such as business, nursing, and education.” Montana Tech was ranked in the No. 6 spot overall. Montana Tech’s 2012 rankings are up from last year. In the 2011 edition, Tech landed in the No. 4 spot among public baccalaureate colleges in the West and No. 10 overall.

Montana Tech also received a new listing by U.S. News this year. Tech was ranked in the category “Best in Undergraduate Engineering.” Montana Tech earned the No. 40 spot among top programs at engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. U.S. News ranks undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET. The rankings are based solely on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty at all accredited programs, conducted during the spring of 2011.

“These rankings are exciting,” announced Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter. “We are proud to once again be listed in the Princeton Review’s guidebook and are thrilled with our new listing as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate engineering. We are very proud of the students who attend Montana Tech and it is vitally important that our current and future students realize and value the education we strive to offer each day in the classroom.”

The exclusive rankings, which include rankings of more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available at http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges?ref=home, and will also be published in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report due out September 20.