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Institute of Technology (United States)

Josiah Willard Gibbs was the first person to be awarded a Ph.D. in engineering from an American university in 1863.[1]

Polytechnic Institutes are technological universities many dating back to the mid 19th century. A handful of American universities include the phrases Institute of Technology, Polytechnic Institute, Polytechnic University, University of Technology or similar phrasing in their names; these are generally research-intensive universities with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

In the lists below, an asterisk (*) denotes research-intensive public or private universities that offer up to PhD or DSc degrees.

Institutes of Technology

Current

Former

Polytechnic universities

Current

Former

Technological universities

Current

Contrast to technical colleges

Conversely, schools dubbed "technical colleges" or "technical institutes" generally provide post-secondary training in technical and mechanical fields focusing on training vocational skills primarily at a ITT Technical Institute) compared to most other non-profit educational institutes.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Four at SEAS receive Gibbs Distinguished Staff Awards".  
  2. ^ Stevens Institute of Technology
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