US News and Forbes: Rowan Among Top Universities Nationally for 2022-23 | rowan today

US News and World Report released its annual Best Colleges Rankings on September 12, again placing Rowan University among America’s Top 100 Public National Universities.

Rowan, that the Chronicle of higher education Named the nation’s third-fastest-growing public research university this summer, over the past decade enrollment has more than doubled to about 23,000 students; added two medical schools, established New Jersey’s first veterinary school; became a Carnegie-classified R2/high research institution; and partnered with Virtua Health on a historic mission to change medical education, research and healthcare in South Jersey.

This semester, Rowan had over 20,000 applicants, his highest number ever.

The latest news coincides with the 10e anniversary of President Rowan Ali A. Houshmand as head of the institution, a period during which the University experienced transformational physical and programmatic growth. Under Houshmand, Rowan also acquired the Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park in Mantua Township where he will open a $73 million museum next summer and Rowan will open a long-awaited dance studio at Wilson Hall this year.

Under Houshmand, Rowan also opened Holly Pointe Commons through a public-private partnership in 2016, Business Hall in 2017, and Discovery Hall in 2021. Chamberlain Student Center, a beloved central part of the Glassboro campus, is at the midway through a $30 million upgrade. which will end this school year.

“Rowan University is on a mission,” Houshmand said. “And that mission is the betterment of South Jersey through education, employment, healthcare and research.”

The latest rankings build on a year of upward momentum at Rowan, including:

  • an endowment of its Honors College by John H. Martinson, a longtime friend of the University;
  • international fame this summer for the discovery of the remains of the Revolutionary War during research led by historian Dr. Jennifer Janofsky;
  • a record number of federal, state, and private grants to Rowan’s research in a broad field of study, including health sciences, transportation infrastructure, environment, and more.

The American News The Best Colleges Report, which the magazine publishes each September, also ranked Rowan: #122 in Best Value Schools; #132 in Best Colleges for Veterans; #137 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs; #194 in all national universities; #209 in Top Social Mobility Artists; and #356 in nursing.

Forbes, which also recognized Rowan “among the nation’s fastest growing universities,” ranked the university #254 for Best Colleges; #120 in the Public Colleges category; #163 among research universities and #95 in the North East.

Forbes also named Rowan, along with his partners Virtua Health and Cooper University Health Care, among New Jersey’s Top Employers.

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