More than 3,000 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students are enrolled in the School of Engineering.

Rensselaer has been named among the “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the United States” by USA Today. The national daily newspaper ranked Rensselaer number 5 on the list, which was released on Wednesday.

“Rensselaer has a rich history and tradition of excellence in technological education and high-impact research at the interface of science and engineering. We have a built global reputation for graduating students who are innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their chosen professions and fields,” said Shekhar Garde, dean of the School of Engineering. “Being listed by USA Today among the top-10 engineering colleges in the United States is another recognition that a Rensselaer education and the engineers we produce are among the very best in the world.”

USA Today cited Rensselaer as a university where students report “higher than average starting salaries” of $60,000.

The USA Today ranking is the latest recognition of the Institute’s long-held reputation as one of the nation’s top universities. U.S. News & World Report earlier this year ranked the Rensselaer graduate engineering program as 38th in the nation, and last year ranked the undergraduate engineering program as 26th in the nation. In 2012, industry-focused website Business Insider recognized engineering at Rensselaer by ranking the Institute fourth on its list of “World’s Best Engineering Schools.”