U.S. News and World Report is out with a new ranking of the top STEM universities in the country. Purdue makes the list – tied at Number 19 with Rice University.
The magazine determined the proportion of science, technology, engineering and math bachelor’s degrees granted last year. For Purdue, and Rice, that was 44% in 2012.
The top-ranked STEM schools, according to U.S. News, are Caltech and Colorado School of Mines. Both granted 98% of their bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.
U.S. News did not consider every university. Here's the editor's explanation: