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 DATABYTES

COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS
INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN
DATABYTES: A Slow Surge - After a slight decline in engineering enrollment from 2004 to 2005, a small increase in underclassmen is strengthening the undergraduate ranks. Overall enrollment for first-degree-seeking students is up 5 percent over the past two years. Undergraduate Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender* Undergraduate Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender* Undergraduate Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender* Undergraduate Enrollment by Engineering Discipline* Undergraduate Enrollment by Class

After a slight decline in engineering enrollment from 2004 to 2005, a small increase in underclassmen is strengthening the undergraduate ranks. Overall enrollment for first-degree-seeking students is up 5 percent over the past two years. Other data trends can be viewed at www.asee.org/colleges.


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Undergraduate Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender*
ETHNICITY FEMALE MALE
African American 5,374
15,791
Asian American 8,802
32,528
Caucasian 36,285
199,845
Foreign National 3,780
16,725
Hispanic 7,681
28,003
Native American 527
1,889
Other 4,909 23,551
TOTAL 67,358 318,332
TOTAL 2007 Undergraduate Enrollment
385,690
* Includes 6,578 male and 2,457 female enrolled students from schools in Puerto Rico. Enrollment is for full-time students.

 

Undergraduate Enrollment by Engineering Discipline*
Mining
836
Engineering Management
1,034
Nuclear
1,771
Civil/Environmental
2,437
Eng. Science & Eng. Physics
2,510
Environmental
2,761
Biological & Agricultural
3,103
Petroleum
3,395
Metallurgical & Materials
4,019
Architectural
4,205
Industrial/Manufacturing
12,921
Biomedical
16,153
Aerospace
16,551
Engineering (General)
21,944
Chemical
25,852
Computer Science (inside eng.)
27,348
Other
36,955
Civil
47,296
Electrical/Computer
72,353
Mechanical 82,246
* Enrollment is for full-time bachelor’s-degree candidates in engineering.

 

Undergraduate Enrollment by Class*
Class 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Freshmen
96,962
98,353 97,706 97,514 95,961 101,125 106,110
Sophomores
76,571
78,107 80,768 80,083 78,317 79,883 83,753
Juniors
78,566
78,619 80,931 80,511 78,232 79,244 80,647
Seniors 106,972 113,501 117,298 117,988 114,741 112,950 115,180
TOTAL FT 359,071
368,580 376,703 376,096 367,576 374,202 385,690
TOTAL PT 32,273 30,649 33,414 32,008 31,212 31,331 30,971
* Includes 6,578 male and 2,457 female enrolled students from schools in Puerto Rico. Enrollment is for full-time students.

 

* 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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