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Engineering Enrollment - Illustration by Lung-I Lo - Compiled by Michael Gibbons
Engineering Enrollment

Total undergraduate enrollment in engineering rose to 373,957 in 2003, a 1.7 percent increase. Freshman enrollment failed to increase for the first time in three years. The decrease, however, was just over 1 percent.

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education. For more detailed information, visit www.asee.org/colleges.

 




UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT BY ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE, FALL 2003


UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT BY ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE,  FALL 2003:
Mechanical = 75,507
Electrical = 70,327
Other = 41,726
Civil = 41,716
Computer science (inside engineering) = 32,236
Chemical = 21,889
Electrical/computer = 20,646
Industrial/Manufacturing = 13,377
Aerospace = 10,988
Biomedical = 10,608
Computer engineering = 10,065
Engineering (General) = 7,364
Eng. science & eng. physics = 4,414
Metallurgical & materials = 3,234
Agricultural = 2,514
Architectural = 2,062
Petroleum = 1,604
Nuclear = 1,259
Engineering management = 910
Environmental engineering = 719
Mining = 429
Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education

FRESHMEN ENROLLMENT IN ENGINEERING

FRESHMEN ENROLLMENT IN ENGINEERING:
1999 = 89,146
2000 = 88,723
2001 = 95,348
2002 = 97,590
2003 = 96,387

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education



ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF FRESHMEN, AND PERCENTAGE IN THAT DISCIPLE WHO ARE FRESHMEN., FALL 2003


ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF FRESHMEN, AND PERCENTAGE IN THAT DISCIPLE WHO ARE FRESHMEN., FALL 2003:

Mechanical: 17,695 - 23.4%

Electrical: 14,350 - 20.4%

Civil: 8,695 - 20.8%

Computer science 
(inside engineering): 7,799 - 24.2%

Chemical: 4,456 - 20.4%

Electrical/computer engineering: 4,408 - 21.4%

Aerospace: 3,011 - 27.4%

Biomedical: 2,545 - 24.0%

Computer engineering: 2,426 - 24.1%

Industrial/manufacturing: 1,943 - 14.5%

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education


 

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UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT BY ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE, FALL 2003 FRESHMEN ENROLLMENT IN ENGINEERING ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF FRESHMEN, AND PERCENTAGE IN THAT DISCIPLE WHO ARE FRESHMEN., FALL 2003