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ENGINEERING ENROLLMENT TRENDS

ENGINEERING ENROLLMENT HAS INCREASED ACROSS THE BOARD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A SLIGHT DOWNTURN AT BOTH THE BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S LEVELS LAST YEAR. THE LARGEST INCREASE—47 PERCENT—HAS OCCURRED AT THE DOCTORAL LEVEL, WHERE ENROLLMENT WAS VIRTUALLY FLAT DURING THE PRECEDING DECADE. FOREIGN STUDENTS STILL ACCOUNT FOR WELL OVER HALF OF THE ENGINEERING DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED IN THE UNITED STATES AND JUST UNDER HALF AT THE MASTER’S LEVEL.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges





ENGINEERING ENROLLMENT 1999-2004

Year Undergraduate* Master’s Doctoral
1999 331,948 70,752 38,055
2000 340,920 73,368 39,467
2001 357,856 78,947 41,446
2002 367,365 89,442 47,263
2003 375,488 91,665 52,604
2004 375,881 87,914 24,687
* Undergraduate enrollment is for full-time students only.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges


TOP 25 SCHOOLS BY UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING ENROLLMENT, FALL 2004*

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
1. Purdue University 6,049
2. Texas A&M University 5,930
3. Pennsylvania State University 5,667
4. Virginia Tech 5,462
5. Ohio State University 5,332
6. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 5,329
7. Georgia Institute of Technology 5,200
8. California Polytechnic State University 5,079
9. North Carolina State University 5,077
10. Iowa State University 4,690
11. University of Michigan 4,689
12. University of Texas, Austin
4,553
13. University of Florida 4,454
14. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez 4,445
15. University of California, San Diego 4,273
16. California State Polytech., Pomona 3,948
17. Arizona State University 3,369
18. University of Central Florida 3,347
19. Michigan State University 3,256
20. University of Wisconsin, Madison 3,137
21. Drexel University 3,060
22. Oregon State University 3,051
23. Michigan Technological University 3,032
24. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2,947
25. Clemson University 2,945
* Undergraduate enrollment is for full-time students only.


Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges


TOP 25 SCHOOLS BY TOTAL GRADUATE ENGINEERING ENROLLMENT, FALL 2004

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
1. University of Southern California
3,335
2. Stanford University
3,092
3. Georgia Institute of Technology
3,062
4. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
2,727
5. University of Michigan 2,704
6. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2,681
7. Johns Hopkins University
2,636
8. Purdue University
2,272
9. Texas A&M University
2,202
10. University of Maryland, College Park
2,105
11. University of Texas, Austin
2,013
12. George Mason University
1,993
13. University of Texas, Arlington 1,974
14. Virginia Tech 1,960
15. University of Florida 1,886
16. San Jose State University 1,873
17. North Carolina State University 1,841
18. University of California, Berkeley 1,722
19. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1,643
20. Pennsylvania State University 1,588
21. University of Colorado, Boulder 1,573
22. Ohio State University 1,474
23. Arizona State University 1,448
24. George Washington University 1,412
25. University of California, Los Angeles 1,387
* Undergraduate enrollment is for full-time students only.


Data source: American Society for Engineering Education
Compiled by Michael Gibbons
Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges




 

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