The Edge in Knowledge

The Career Edge

  • All ten of the majors with the highest starting salaries for 2005-2006 grads are in engineering, computing and business, according to the National Association of Colleges and EmployersM.
  • The ten fastest-growing occupations for college graduates computing-related occupations as well as NJIT's newest program areas, physician assisting and physical therapy.
  • Technology is changing all fields from medicine to entertainment, and those with science and technology backgrounds are positioned to lead. Among the CEOs of the S&P 500 companies, engineering is the single largest undergraduate degree (22 percent of the group) and more than half of the CEOs have undergraduate degrees in engineering, business management, science, math and computing.

The Global Edge

  • The high level of diversity in NJIT's student body and faculty prepares graduates to understand and succeed in the global marketplace. U.S. News ranks NJIT 10th among national universities for campus diversity.
  • NJIT was named among the top 500 world universities in a study by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Institutions were judged on quality of education, quality of faculty, research output and size; only 170 US institutions were ranked in the top 500.

The Technology Edge

  • NJIT has been designated one of the nation's most technologically sophisticated universities by and a Princeton Review survey based on the ratio of computers to students, campus-wide and wireless networks, and technology-enhanced learning, among other factors.
  • NJIT has received major NSF funding to build SmartCampus, a wireless, peer-to-peer, location-aware community system, a living laboratory immersing NJIT students in a world of wearable computers and defining the next generation of computing applications.
  • NJIT has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency.
  • NJIT partners with Iowa State University in the Center for Information Protection, an NSF-supported Cooperative Research Center in Information Assurance.

The Academic Edge

  • NJIT is ranked as a U.S. News Top National University and a Princeton Review Best Value College.
  • Princeton Review ranked NJIT's School of Management among the Best 282 Business Schools for 2006 and 2007.
  • NJIT has long been a national leader in applying new technologies and approaches to enhance the educational experience in the classroom, the lab and the studio.
  • The university was one of the first in the nation to require computer science for students in all majors, and the School of Architecture was a pioneer in teaching CAD and digital design. The school's innovative "paperless" first-year program was recently cited by Campus Technology Magazine.
  • Students have a wide range of educational choices -- each can build a program tailored to his or her interests with online courses, research projects, co-op assignments and industrial internships, and service learning. They can cross-enroll at RU to enrich their program with subjects like music and languages or study abroad for a semester.
  • Students learn emerging technologies from the researchers involved in developing them and develop valuable marketplace skills in such areas MEMS, separations technology, optical science, particle technology, wireless telecommunications. Special education programs are available in bioMEMS, mathematical biology, and optical science.
  • Real-world experience through experiential learning such as co-op, capstones, internships, service learning projects, make graduates more marketable. Many co-op students get permanent jobs with their co-op employers.

The Regional Edge

  • New Jersey is the place to study technology -- the state has America's highest concentration of pharmaceutical, hi-tech, biotech, and medical device companies. The highest per capita number of engineers and scientists live in the state and the state has the highest per capita rate of patents issued.
  • Newark-New York metro area is a living laboratory for architecture and building sciences, environmental engineering, transportation.

The Research Edge

  • NJIT has been designated by the State of New Jersey as the Homeland Security Technology Systems Center.
  • NJIT operates the world-renowned Big Bear Solar Observatory where researchers conducted the nation's most advanced investigations of solar phenomena such as earthshine and space weather.