Virginia Tech has been ranked No. 9 on a list of "The Top 25 Universities To Work For in 2014," by Glassdoor.com.
The ranking is based on employee feedback entered on Glassdoor.com and includes institutions that received at least 50 reviews between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014.
Each entry is evaluated on a five point scale. Employees at universities that scored the highest noted benefits such as flexible schedules, tuition reimbursement, an atmosphere of ongoing education, and opportunities to make an impact on young lives.
The ranking is among the many the town and Virginia Tech have received in recent years that speak to the quality of life in Blacksburg which strengthens the university's ability to recruit and retain high caliber faculty and staff. Virginia Tech is a family-friendly employer, enhancing the work-life experience of its employees through the Hokie Wellness program, which provides programming and information to boost employee health, well-being, and productivity.
Other recent rankings include:
- In 2014, the national real estate blog Movoto.com ranked the Town of Blacksburg No. 4 on a list of the "10 Happiest Small Places in America."
- For the fifth consecutive year, Virginia Tech received a gold award for its commuter program from the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2014.
- In 2013, Virginia Tech landed the top spot in The Active Times list of the "50 Fittest Colleges in America."
- In 2012, the popular real estate website homes.com ranked Blacksburg No. 1 on its “Top 10 Cities to Raise a Family” listing, citing Virginia Tech and numerous economic opportunities as reasons for the top designation.
- In 2012, Bloomberg's Businessweek ranked Blacksburg the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids"
- In 2012, Forbes.com named the “Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford” area one of the best small cities to find employment based on statistical data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For other notable rankings and honors, visit the Virginia Tech website.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.