People to Watch in Higher Education
- Judith Messina for Crain's New York Business October 13th, 2013
- Source: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20131013/FEATURES/101009999/15
Ensconced in Brooklyn, NYU Polytechnic University has never enjoyed the renown of the city's more famous institutions. But that is changing, as it continues to play a key role in the city's tech renaissance and as its new affiliation with New York University provides money and a higher profile. Still, Poly in its own right can claim some fame. In a 2012 survey, it came in third in the nation for its 30-year financial return to students—$1,622,000, ahead of MIT's $1,606,000. And the school's three incubators, according to a Poly study, have created 900 jobs and generated $250 million in economic activity.
Its new president, Katepalli Sreenivasan, said Poly "takes good students, many from underprivileged communities, and educates them to a point where when they graduate they are highly sought after." ...