North Carolina A&T State University has been ranked in the top tier of national universities in several categories in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

The national news magazine released its annual list of rankings in early September. N.C. A&T earned top 25 honors amongst the nation’s top online programs in the area of information technology. Online IT faculty ranked No. 7 in faculty credentials and training while the program ranked Nos. 15 and 19 in student services and technology and student engagements and accreditation, respectively.

In the undergraduate category A&T found itself ranked No. 11 among historically black colleges and universities; No. 132 among engineering programs; and No. 258 in high school counselor rankings.

In the graduate category, A&T was ranked No. 144 in engineering schools with the concentration of industrial/manufacturing engineering ranking No. 56. The Joint Master of Social Work program with the University of North Carolina Greensboro ranked No. 104.

U.S. News and World Report college rankings are intended as a resource guide for families looking to get the best academic value for their money. The ranking system is based on 16 key measures in seven broad categories: peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; alumni giving; and graduation rate performance and high school counselor undergraduate academic reputation ratings.  

For additional information on the ranking criteria and weights, visit U.S. News & World Report.