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 DATABYTES

COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS
INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN
DATABYTES: TECH SLUMP PERCENTAGE OF GROWTH IN ENGINEERING DEGREES, 1999 - 2007 TOTAL BACHELOR'S ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED, 1999 - 2007 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED BY SCHOOL, 2006 -07 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED BY SCHOOL, 2006 - 07 NUMBER OF UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS, 1999 - 2007

Biomedical engineering and aerospace engineering have outpaced all other engineering fields in growth at the undergraduate level.

Biomedical engineering has shown the fastest growth at all degree levels. Enrollment data indicate that these trends should continue for at least the next several years.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED BY SCHOOL, 2006 - 2007
1. University of California, San Diego 168
2. Duke University 118
3. Johns Hopkins University 110
4. Case Western Reserve University 101
5. Georgia Institute of Technology 91
5. University of Texas, Austin 91
7. University of Pennsylvania 85
8. University of California, Irvine 84
9. Vanderbilt University 83
10. Arizona State University 71
10. Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities 71
12. University of Virginia 70
13. Northwestern University 69
14. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 66
15. University of California, Berkeley 64
16. University of Southern California 62
17. Washington University 60
18. Marquette University 58
19. Boston University 57
19. New Jersey Inst. of Technology 57

 

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED BY SCHOOL, 2006-07
1. Embry Riddle Aero. U., Daytona Beach 192
2. Georgia Institute of Technology 135
3. Purdue University 116
4. Pennsylvania State University 98
5. Virginia Tech 93
6. U.S. Naval Academy 92
7. University of Michigan 91
8. University of Texas, Austin 90
9. U.S. Air Force Academy 86
10. University of Colorado, Boulder     68
11. Embry Riddle Aero. U., Prescott 66
12. California Poly. State Univ., SLO 63
12. University of Maryland, College Park 63
12. Texas A&M University 63
15. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 60
16. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 58
17. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 57
18. University of California, San Diego 54
18. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology 54
20. North Carolina State University 49

 

NUMBER OF UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS, 1999 - 2007
YEAR BIOMEDICAL AEROSPACE
1999 33 54
2007 78 62

 

TOTAL BACHELOR´S ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED, 1999 - 2007
YEAR BIOMEDICAL AEROSPACE
1999 1,016 1,174
2007 2,969 2,788

 

PERCENTAGE OF GROWTH IN ENGINEERING DEGREES, 1999-2007
  BACHELOR'S MASTER'S DOCTORAL
BIOMEDICAL 192% 170% 187%
AEROSPACE 137%65% 25%

 

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education.

 

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