Kettering University is Highly Ranked Nationally in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report`s Best Colleges Guide

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:30am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

Kettering University is Highly Ranked Nationally in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide

Kettering University remains #1 in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in the country; is #7 in Mechanical Engineering, and the University improved on its rank in both the Midwest and the United States, according to the 2013 Best Colleges edition released by U.S. News & World Report Sept. 12.

Kettering University is a ‘best college’ in the U.S.:

#1 in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering in the country

#7 in Mechanical Engineering in the country

#14 -- Best Regional Universities: Midwest

#17 -- Best in Undergraduate Engineering in the country

Kettering’s category is undergraduate engineering schools, whose highest degree offered is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Kettering Provost Robert Simpson said that while the ‘Best Colleges’ rankings and data are among the most debated lists in higher education, they offer an excellent opportunity to reflect on the University’s new momentum and refocused attention on being a leading Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) university.

“This year’s rankings reinforce Kettering’s strategic visioning work being led by our new President Bob McMahan,” Simpson said. “Kettering has a renewed commitment to develop the next generation of leaders for the STEM fields.”

Kettering’s Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department is again ranked #1 in the country in its category. Dr. W.L. Scheller, department head of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) said it is a great honor being recognized again as the top program, Scheller said. “The IME faculty members at Kettering University work very hard to keep our program at the cutting edge of education.

“I believe that’s why our students are in such high demand for cooperative education positions with major corporations, as well as at graduation,” Scheller continued. “Our IME students have not only learned about the profession, but they have worked on a wide variety of professional projects both in school and at their cooperative education employers.”

Read more on the new rankings at:

About Kettering University

Kettering University is a nationally-ranked STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and business university in Flint, Mich. It is a national leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with rich opportunities for experiential learning and cooperative education. For more information, visit

Kettering University
Patricia Mroczek, 810.762.9533