Rankings bolster reputation

If there were ever any doubts about UMR’s standing as a top technological research university, two major rankings during the past year should have put those doubts to rest.
First, UMR was named one of the nation’s 25 “most connected” campuses in a survey conducted by Forbes and The Princeton Review. That report, posted on the Forbes.com website last January, identified UMR among the universities “closest to the cutting edge” of technological innovation.
Last June, UMR made CIO magazine’s 2006 “CIO 100” list for its unified web presence. The annual list highlights businesses, universities and other organizations the magazine sees as the most tech-innovative.
All of this is happening in one of the nation’s best small towns, according to a recent report from BizJournals.com. Rolla is 13th on the BizJournal list of “America’s Dream Towns,” and second in the Midwest region.

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: Ranking among the nation’s public undergraduate engineering programs (doctoral-granting), as assigned by U.S. News & World Report‘s annual "America’s Best Colleges" publication, released August 2006.

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: Ranking among the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs (doctoral-granting), as assigned by U.S. News & World Report‘s annual "America’s Best Colleges" publication, released August 2006.

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: Ranking among the nation’s public universities included in the "Best National Universities" rankings (U.S. News & World Report‘s annual "American’s Best Colleges," August 2006.

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: Ranking among the nation’s best values in public higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, January 2006.

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