News Release

U.S. News & World Report ranks UDM’s Engineering Undergraduate Program One of America’s Top 100

U.S.News & World Report has placed the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science's (CES) undergraduate engineering program in the top 100 undergraduate engineering non-doctorate programs.  Through a combination of academic rigor, hands-on experience, and direct faculty student engagement, UDM engineering graduates are highly sought out by industry and graduate programs with over 95 percent placed within six months after graduating.

“Our engineering program has just celebrated 100 years of excellence in engineering education and this report affirms the high quality of our program and their value for our students,” says CES Dean Gary Kuleck.

“Our mandatory co-op program, one of the oldest in the country, along with a project-based approach to engineering education, has allowed us to graduate high-caliber students who go on to leadership positions in industry, academia and government.   The percentage of women and minorities in our program are also significantly higher than the national average.   We are proud of the achievements of all our alumni and want equally great things in the future for our current students.”

Since the first engineering class was offered on Oct. 2, 1911, the College has awarded more than 13,000 engineering degrees in 17 different undergraduate and graduate programs. Graduates have made significant contributions to their professions and to society. Many have risen to top positions at leading corporations, including serving as president at Ford Motor Company; as CEO at DTE Energy; and as vice presidents at Xerox, Lear, GE, Boeing and General Dynamics. Engineering graduates also made strides in the government and higher education, including four deans of engineering colleges.

Highlights of the 2013 engineering program will be published in the October issue of U.S.News & World Report. The U.S.News college rankings group more than 1,400 accredited four-year engineering programs based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Release date: September 24, 2012

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" rankings.