NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Polytechnic Institute of New York University this week achieved ninth place in the 2013 U.S News and World Report's rankings for Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs. NYU-Poly's digital learning program, NYU-ePoly, is one of nearly 860 programs surveyed; only regionally accredited schools that meet federal standard of entirely online delivery were evaluated.
"It's thanks to our acclaimed faculty's creative virtual instruction that we achieved the honor," said Robert Ubell, NYU-Poly's vice president of enterprise learning, who heads the school's online programs. "Superb online student service and robust technology make our 68 virtual classrooms among the most rigorous in the world. They provide the same content, taught by the same noted faculty, as on campus."
NYU-ePoly delivers nine master's degrees in high-demand fields, including bioinformatics, cyber security, wireless, telecommunications, and computer, electrical, industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering.
With approximately 1,500 enrollments, NYU-Poly online students doubled last summer and jumped by 30 percent in the fall. The largest online graduating class of at least 45 students is expected to earn degrees in May 2013. Many are senior executives at global high-tech firms, including Goldman Sachs, Northrop Grumman and SAIC, among other global companies.
The rankings were based on a combination of peer reputation, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student service and technology, and admissions selectivity. Details reveal that NYU-Poly's online programs took third place in student services and technology and fourth for faculty credentials and training.
About Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliated institute of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation's second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through NYUe-Poly. NYU-Poly is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.poly.edu.
SOURCE Polytechnic Institute of New York University