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08-22-2006

U.S. News Ranks Clarkson Among the Best Colleges in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report's annual 'America's Best Colleges 2007' issue is out and once again bears good news for Clarkson University's professional schools. Clarkson was ranked among the 127 best colleges and its undergraduate engineering program was recognized as one of the 'Best Engineering Programs' whose highest degree is a doctorate, with a ranking of 86. In addition,

U.S. News rated Clarkson's School of Business' Supply Chain Management program the 10th best in the nation.

Clarkson's School of Business was in good company on the U.S. News list. The Supply Chain Management program, highly acclaimed by employers of Clarkson graduates, shared the number 10 ranking with University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Indiana University. MIT, Michigan State University and Carnegie Mellon were among the other Universities cited as top 10 supply chain programs. To view the complete list of supply chain programs ranked by U.S. News visit: http://www.clarkson.edu/gsc/usnews.html.

"We are absolutely ecstatic over the ranking of our Supply Chain Management program," remarked Timothy F. Sugrue, dean Clarkson's School of Business. "Our program has been ranked as a top 20 program in the country for the past four years. To be considered among the top 10 programs is a strong indication that the professional dedication of our faculty and the interdisciplinary approach we take in teaching is resonating with students, employers and peer institutions."

The success of Clarkson's engineering and business schools can be witnessed by the ability of their graduates to land jobs. The placement rate for Clarkson-trained engineers and business school graduates is consistently at or near 100%.

"Rankings are controversial, but we do strive to make a mark in academia that belies our size," added University President Tony Collins. 'The nimbleness of Clarkson can be paralleled to that of a start-up business. We are able to react quickly to changing market environments, and stay tuned to the needs of our customers - in Clarkson's case this means our students and the companies who employ them. Our consistent ranking among the best U.S. Colleges is a tribute to the superb, real-world education our faculty and research staff is delivering to our students. I am pleased that the quality of a Clarkson education is both recognized and noted by our peer institutions."

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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