NJIT's Computer Science Program Ranked #2 in the World

Written by: Shydale James,
Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT's computer science program is the best in the nation and #2 in the world according to the 2017 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) list released April 3.

NJIT is also the only university outside of Asia and Australia to make the top 10.

To create their list, CWUR measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

The ranking started out as a project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2012 with the aim of rating the top 100 global universities. In 2014, the ranking expanded to list the top 1000 out of 25,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, making it the largest academic ranking of global universities.

"I'm happy to see that the work and creativity of my colleagues is internationally recognized,” said Cristian Borcea, professor and chair of NJIT’s Computer Science Department, which is housed in Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC). “The CS department's world-class faculty and multifaceted research efforts continue to raise NJIT's profile as a champion of bold ideas in service of its students."

YWCC encompasses more than a quarter of NJIT’s student population and boasts the largest computer science program among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area. 

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $126 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.