Press Release

U.S. News and World Report Ranks NYU Tandon No. 2 for Online Graduate Computer Information Tech Program


Jerome Benveniste

BROOKLYN, New York – U.S. News & World Report announced New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s online graduate program in Computer Information Technology tied for No. 2 in the nation and the best in the Northeast region. Falling within that category are NYU Tandon’s offerings in computer engineering, bioinformatics, and cybersecurity, the last of which is the most popular and competitive online program at the school.

The annual survey also ranked NYU Tandon tied at No. 13 nationally for its online graduate engineering program, the sixth consecutive year it was included in the top tier.

U.S. News reviewed factors including admissions standards, whether students interacted with professors and peers comparably to those in traditional education settings, technology and services for students, program reputation, and faculty credentials.

“We take great pride in this recognition for pedagogical techniques and virtual laboratories that we helped pioneer for online education,” said NYU Tandon Dean Katepalli R. Sreenivasan. “They have opened research and higher-education opportunities to talented students whose schedules might otherwise preclude such opportunities. When these highly motivated, educated, and skilled engineers undertake society’s biggest challenges, our world becomes a better place.”

Online education at NYU Tandon features active learning, and computer science and cybersecurity students get hands-on experience in a cyber range – a virtual laboratory with realistic simulations.

NYU Tandon Online students benefit from unlimited access to lectures and assignments and a 24/7 help desk. During real-time webinars, students participate in live Q&A sessions. With their instructor and fellow students, they exchange ideas using webinars, screen recording and sharing, discussion boards, chat rooms, virtual labs, interactive polling, and built-in phone and VOIP lines. High-quality video, audio, multimedia, and animation also engage students.

A survey last year of online graduates by NYU Tandon revealed 100 percent job placement within six months of graduation. Although the online engineering program chiefly attracts professionals in the United States who are pursuing their master’s degrees (87 percent of enrollees), the online classes are open to NYU Tandon’s bricks-and-mortar students, too.

Although it was not included in the U.S. News assessment, one of the groundbreaking online programs at the school — the Bridge to Tandon — offers qualified applicants without an engineering background the education they need to apply to a master’s degree program in cybersecurity or computer science – within 17-26 weeks and for just $1,500.


About the New York University Tandon School of Engineering
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854, the founding date for both the New York University School of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly). A January 2014 merger created a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention and entrepreneurship and dedicated to furthering technology in service to society. In addition to its main location in Brooklyn, NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within NYU, the country’s largest private research university, and is closely connected to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. It operates Future Labs focused on start-up businesses in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and an award-winning online graduate program.