Tech-Focused Elmhurst Programs Earn National Recognition

May 13, 2020 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Two of Elmhurst’s technology-centered programs have been ranked among the nation’s best by

The College’s graduate program in data science ranked in the top 15 programs across the nation in the company’s 2020 listings. It was also recognized as the nation’s best STEM-designated program.

“Since our beginnings five years ago, our program has combined a strong foundation in the technical aspects of the field with clear pathways for putting these ideas into useful practice,” said Jim Kulich, director of the graduate program in data science. “This recognition validates our educational approach and reinforces the value of the program.”

In addition, Elmhurst’s degree completion program in information technology ranked No. 30 nationally while winning honors as the best in the Midwest.

“Our information technology program for adults focuses on the latest technologies in demand by businesses,” said Gary Smith, director of the information technology program. “It is always a pleasure to have our program recognized by external reviewers, especially ones like that are used and respected by students.” helps students make informed decisions about higher education programs through curated guides and independent research. Its 2020 rankings are based on a unique scoring system that evaluates institutions on student engagement, potential return on investment and third-party evaluations, among other factors.

The new rankings are just the latest in a series of positive reports on the College. In April, three of Elmhurst’s graduate programs in health care landed on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Best Graduate Schools list, and the College was named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2020 Transfer Honor Roll. In addition, the 2020 U.S. News rankings placed Elmhurst at No. 6 in the Midwest for undergraduate teaching and No. 13 for innovation.

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