TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (November 15, 2023) – In a testament to the growing importance of STEM education and its successful student outcomes, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology received a record 4,400 applications by the Nov. 1 early action deadline from prospective students for Fall 2024, marking a 20% increase over last year and a 50% increase over three years ago.

Consistently recognized for its excellence in STEM, Rose-Hulman was recently named one of the “Best Colleges in America” by the Wall Street Journal, ranking No. 17 in its debut on the list. U.S. News and World Report ranked Rose-Hulman No. 1 in undergraduate engineering education for the 25th straight year. Rose-Hulman also regularly earns high marks for its career placement and career preparation, campus learning facilities, learning outcomes, and return on investment.

“This surge in interest is a reflection of Rose-Hulman’s well-established reputation as a top-tier institution in STEM education,” said Tom Bear, vice president for enrollment management. “Despite a nationwide trend of declining enrollment in higher education, there remains strong demand for the high-quality STEM education that Rose-Hulman provides. With state-of-the-art learning facilities and a strong emphasis on learning outcomes, Rose-Hulman is the perfect choice for students who want to succeed in STEM fields.”

Rose-Hulman’s learning facilities have been a draw for prospective students and are listed as the best the nation along with student learning opportunities, according to the Wall Street Journal rankings, for offering an environment that fosters innovation and hands-on learning experiences.

With cutting-edge laboratories, research, and collaborative spaces, Rose-Hulman students are graduating equipped with the tools they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving technological landscape, as the demand for skilled professionals in STEM fields continues to rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in STEM occupations is projected to grow by 10.8% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the 2.8% average for all occupations. The college consistently places nearly 100% of all graduates. Class of 2022 graduates had an average starting salary of $80,157.

Rose-Hulman’s deadline to apply for the 2024-25 academic year is Feb. 1, 2024. Apply at www.rose-hulman.edu/apply.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The Institute is consistently recognized nationally as an elite STEM college for distinctions that include faculty excellence, return on investment, value-added, and career services. Career placement is near 100 percent year after year. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rose-Hulman has an enrollment of nearly 2,250 students. Learn more at rose-hulman.edu.