It’s been a challenging year for Rutgers University, according to President Robert Barchi, but a very good one in many respects. The school’s fundraising efforts have raised more than $200 million, a record amount, and President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of 2016.
As reported in Rutgers Today, the university’s news service, Rutgers has granted more than 585,000 academic degrees since its founding, including those granted to the largest class in the university’s history in 2017.
This year, the university was listed among the top 25 public universities in the U.S. News and World Report and Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings. Military Times also ranked Rutgers No. 2 in the country among four-year colleges, while Rutgers University–Camden was named New Jersey’s first Purple Heart University for its services to veterans.