President's Report 2003-2004: Highlights
HIGHLIGHTS: RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION
NJIT ranked among the nation's top national doctoral universities and among the top 100 engineering schools with doctoral degree programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report's "2004 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges." The university was tied with MIT for ninth in the nation for campus diversity in the survey.
Other U.S. News rankings include: 59th among the top public universities; and 25th in faculty resources (commitment to faculty, factoring in class size, salaries, faculty terminal degrees, student/faculty ratio, proportion of faculty that are full time).
In a U.S. News survey of 152 online programs, NJIT placed seventh in the nation, second among public universities, in eLearning enrollments among "America's Best Online Graduate Degree Programs."
NJIT has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency. Ali Akansu, professor of electrical engineer, spearheaded the proposal activity which led to the designation.
According to Forbes.com, NJIT ranks among the nation's 25 "most connected" campuses
NJIT ranks among "Top American Research Universities" in an annual study by The Center at the University of Florida. With growth of some 355 percent since 1991, the university’s program ranks among the fastest-growing university R&D programs in the country and among the top five research programs among the nation’s technological universities.
Black Issues in Higher Education ranks NJIT among the nation's leading schools for graduating minority students.
NJIT was named the first recipient of the Excellence in Technology Education Award presented by New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). NJTC annually recognizes outstanding technology companies and individuals who contribute to “growth, achievement and excellence in diverse technology sectors of New Jersey.” Recognized in a new category that honors an educational institution that has excelled in promoting technology in New Jersey,” NJIT was nominated for the award by James A. Coleman, Jr., Esq., chairman of International Matex Tank Terminals, a member of the university’s board of overseers, and by Anthony Thomas, chief technology officer at Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
NJIT’s men’s soccer program has been accepted into the NCAA’s Division One.
Two companies in NJIT’s Enterprise Development Center (EDC) were honored at the NJTC 2004 Venture Fair. Great American Technologies Inc., (GAT) a company that designed the first hands-free, infrared earpiece for the hands-free cell phone market, was named best communications company. Urovalve, a company that invented a device for men who have urination problems, was named most socially responsive company.