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 DATABYTES

COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS
INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN
DATABYTES: Making Progress - Graduate engineering trends continued to move in a positive direction over the past several years. Degrees at both levels increased slightly, despite a dip in master’s degrees in 2006-07. Master’s enrollment is up by 8 percent since 2005. Doctoral enrollment may be reaching its peak after growing by only 2 percent over the past two years. That’s sharply lower than the 45 percent growth from 2000 to 2005. Female representation at both degree levels is also at an all-time high, while the share of degrees to underrepresented minorities remains low.


Graduate engineering trends continued to move in a positive direction over the past several years. Degrees at both levels increased slightly, despite a dip in master’s degrees in 2006-07. Master’s enrollment is up by 8 percent since 2005. Doctoral enrollment may be reaching its peak after growing by only 2 percent over the past two years. That’s sharply lower than the 45 percent growth from 2000 to 2005. Female representation at both degree levels is also at an all-time high, while the share of degrees to underrepresented minorities remains low.
Other data trends can be viewed at www.asee.org/colleges.


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2007-2008 Graduate Engineering Enrollment and Degrees*
2007
Master’s
Enrollment
2007
Doctoral
Enrollmen
t
2007-08
Master’s
Degrees
2007-08
Doctoral
Degrees
89,573
58,318
39,050 9,087
2007-2008 Graduate Engineering Enrollment Degree Demographics*
Demographics
2007-08
Master’s
2007-08
Doctoral
Female
23.1% 21.1%
African-American 4.9% 3.5%
Hispanic
5.5% 3.8%
Foreign National 42.1% 60.2%
2006-2007 Graduate Engineering Enrollment and Degrees*
2006
Master’s
Enrollment
2006
Doctoral
Enrollmen
t
2006-07
Master’s
Degrees
2006-07
Doctoral
Degrees
83,435
57,561
36,983 9,055
2005-2006 Graduate Engineering Enrollment and Degrees*
2005
Master’s
Enrollment
2005
Doctoral
Enrollmen
t
2005-06
Master’s
Degrees
2005-06
Doctoral
Degrees
82,647
57,077
39,015 8,351
* Data include full-time and part-time enrollment for fall semester

 

Schools with the largest graduate engineering enrollment*  
1. University of Southern California 3,945
2. Georgia Institute of Technology 3,557
3. Stanford University 3,167
4. Johns Hopkins University 2,661
5. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology 2,636
6. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2,475
7. University of Florida 2,457
8. Texas A&M University 2,428
9. University of Michigan 2,416
10. Purdue University 2,204
11. North Carolina State University 2,125
12. San Jose State University 2,120
13. University of Texas, Austin 2,100
14. Arizona State University 2,019
15. Virginia Tech 1,807
16. Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1,790
17. University of California, Berkeley 1,780
18. Pennsylvania State University 1,707
19. Univ. of Maryland, College Park 1,639
20. Stevens Institute of Technology 1,614
* 254 schools reported. Data include full-time and part-time enrollment for fall semester, 2007.

 

* Additional college data is emailed monthly to all ASEE members through ASEE’s CONNECTIONS e-newsletter www.asee.org/publications/connections/

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education.

 

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