The ratio of faculty to engineering degrees awarded varies widely by discipline and by school, although the average among all schools has been roughly 3 degree recipients per faculty member for the past two decades. Degree/faculty ratios can be used as a measure of faculty workload,1 and may also figure in engineering schools’ hiring and budget decisions. The ratios shown here reflect 78,347 bachelor’s degrees awarded and 24,435 tenured/tenure-track faculty members in 2010.*
*Additional college data is emailed monthly to all ASEE members through ASEE’s CONNECTIONS e-newsletter
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education.