McMurry Recognized for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, February 15, 2016 1:06 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University claimed the eighth spot as one of the nation's top small colleges for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related (STEM) programs by the College Best Degree Programs website.

The schools were chosen and ranked based on the following criteria.

  • Size: The schools on this list have an undergraduate population of less than 4,000 students.
  • Research Opportunities: Schools with undergraduate research opportunities were awarded 1 point, while schools with unique or multiple research opportunities were given additional points.
  • Awards & Recognition: Schools received 1 point for appearing on a major “Best of” list.
  • Variety of STEM majors: Finally, schools were rewarded for their variety of offered programs and were given 1 point per offered STEM major.

Part of McMurry’s success was related to its dedication to STEM programs, which are characterized by small and challenging classes, student-centered teaching, uncommon research opportunities, and a core commitment to Christian faith. Popular STEM programs at McMurry include physics, pre-engineering, nursing, life sciences, biomedical studies, and geosciences. 

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