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Biomedical and electrical/computer engineering are among the fastest growing fields in terms of degrees awarded while civil and chemical are among those experiencing the greatest declines

1999
2000
2001
2002
Avg. Annual Growth
Bachelor's
62,372
63,731
65,113
67,301
2.6%
Biomedical
842
1,058
1,049
1,254
14,2%
Electrical/Computer Eng.
18,450
19,843
21,289
21,812
5.7%
Civil
10,074
9,438
8,812
8,799
-4.4%
Chemical
6,271
6,009
5,779
5,570
-3.9%

 

Master's
29,865
29,968
30,913
31,346
1,6%
Biomedical
376
430
474
622
18.3%
Electrical/Computer Eng.
9,828
9,778
10,406
10,127
1.0%
Civil
4,121
3,957
3,784
3,785
-2.8%
Chemical
1,314
1,234
1,172
1,085
-6.2%

 

Ph.D's
5,945
5,990
6,085
5,802
-0.8%
Biomedical
153
188
188
199
9.2%
Electrical/Computer Eng.
1,730
1,813
1,847
1,658
-1.4%
Civil
646
585
603
673
1.4%
Chemical
627
646
662
632
0.3%

 

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons, American Society for Engineering Education

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