South Dakota State University’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering ranked among the nation’s leaders in the American Society for Engineering Education profiles book for 2018.
The college ranked 10th nationally in engineering technology degrees awarded with 79 among the 133 reporting institutions. The Lohr College of Engineering was also 16th of 130 institutions in engineering technology degrees awarded to female students and 35th of 56 reporting institutions in engineering technology enrollment.
“Ranking 10th in the nation for degrees awarded was a pleasant surprise as retention is a high priority for our department and our college,” said Teresa Hall, professor and head of the Department of Construction and Operations Management. “While the number of graduates was a little higher than normal, much of the reason for these rankings is our suite of program offerings that meet the demand in the local and regional workplace environment.”
In September 2017, SDSU’s bachelor’s degree programs in construction management, operations management and electronics engineering technology were accredited by the Applied and Natural Science and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commissions of ABET, respectively, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
“If someone is looking to get into construction, we have a 100 percent online associate degree in construction technology, and our operations management degree program has sent graduates into banking, manufacturing, sales and food production,” Hall said. “South Dakota State University is a great value for what you will gain with an undergraduate degree.”