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COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS
INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN

After declining from 2006 to 2007, engineering master's degrees rebounded in 2009 for the second consecutive year, reaching a new high of 41,616. The share of degrees awarded to women also remained at its high point of 23 percent.

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Percentage of Master's Degrees Awarded to Women by School, 2009
1. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico 40.7%
2. Temple University 37.2%
3. South Dakota School of Mines and Tech. 36.2%
4. San Jose State University 35.1%
5. University of Nevada, Las Vegas 34.7%
6. San Diego State University 34.2%
7. Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs 34.1%
8. Marquette University 34.1%
9. Rutgers University 34.1%
10. Duke University 33.9%
11. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Tech 33.3%
12. Tufts University 32.3%
13. Yale University 32.1%
14. Washington State University 31.7%
15. Michigan Technological University 31.4%

 

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Female Master's Degrees by Ethnicity
Total Female 9,562 (23%)*
African-American 344 (32.4%)*
Asian-American 1,040 (29.7%)*
Hispanic 349 (25.6%)*
Native American 17 (18.9%)*
Caucasian 2,504 (18.8%)*
Foreign National 4,442 (24.2%)*
Other 866 (22.1%)*
*Percentage of total within each group.

 

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Male Master's Degrees by Ethnicity
Total Male 32,054
African-American 719
Asian-American 2,458
Hispanic 1,015
Native American 73
Caucasian 10,799
Foreign National 13,932
Other 3,058

 

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Engineering Master's Degrees Awarded by School, 2009
1. University of Southern California 1,458
2. Georgia Institute of Technology 1,018
3. San Jose State University 942
4. Stanford University 939
5. Johns Hopkins University 819
6. University of Florida 787
7. University of Michigan 758
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 719
9. University of Bridgeport 698
10. Columbia University 603
11. George Washington University 599
12. Cornell University 575
13. Texas A&M University 544
14. North Carolina State University 539
15. Arizona State University 527
16. University of Texas, Arlington 508
17. New Jersey Institute of Technology 499
18. Stevens Institute of Technology 480
19. University of Texas, Austin 475
20. Polytechnic Institute of New York Univ. 474

 

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*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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