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For Immediate Release
October 08, 2012

U.S. News Says IPFW Undergraduate Engineering and Business Programs Among Best in Country

Key Info

  • U.S. News ranks IPFW business and engineering programs
  • Regional University rankings listed alphabetically
  • Business program must be AACSB accredited to be considered
  • Engineering program must be ABET accredited
  • Rankings determined by peer review

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—In its recently released rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States, U.S. News and World Report deemed the undergraduate business and engineering programs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to be among the best in the country.

Both programs fall under the Regional Universities rankings, where institutions are listed alphabetically rather than by any specific rankings. Regional universities are described as those that “offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master’s programs but few doctoral programs,” according to the magazine’s website.

The undergrad business and engineering programs were ranked solely on a peer assessment survey conducted in spring 2012. To appear on this survey, the undergraduate business program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the engineering program must be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein congratulated the Doermer School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science for attaining this honor. “You make us all proud to be a part of IPFW,” said Carwein. “Congratulations on all the hard work that resulted in the ranking.”

George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs, echoed Chancellor Carwein’s comments: “Congratulations to the students, staff, and faculty in our colleges! This is a wonderful recognition of their efforts and a positive reflection on our university.”

For more information, contact Robert Wilkinson, associate vice chancellor for institutional research and analysis, at 260-481-6375 or