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A Matter of Degrees

Engineering degrees awarded annually between 1999-2002:

1999 2000 2001 2002
Bachelor's 62,372 63,731 65,113 67,301
Master's 29,865 29,968 30,913 31,346
Ph.D.'s 5,945 5,990 6,085 5,802

Where The Home Is

Percentages of engineering degrees awarded by residency in 2001-2002:

Bachelor's Domestics: 92.9% Foreign nationals: 7.1%
Master's Domestics: 57.9% Foreign nationals: 42.1%
Ph.D.'s Domestics: 46% Foreign nationals: 54%

Doctoral degress awarded to foreign nationals by school:

1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
113
2. University of Michigan
108
3. Texas A&M University
93
4. Stanford University
91
5. Georgia Institute of Technology
89
6. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
88
7. Univ. of Maryland, College Park
83
8. Purdue University
82
9. Ohio State University
75
10. University of California, Berkeley
73
11. Pennsylvania State University
73
12. University of Texas, Austin
73

Dollars for Research

Research expenditures in these engineering disciplines for fiscal 2002

1. Electrical/Computer
$1.1 billion
2. Mechanical
$.630 billion
3. Civil
$.532 billion
4. Chemical
$.324 billion
5. Biomedical
$.219 billion
6. Metallurgical
$.210 billion
7. Aerospace
$.169 billion
8. Industrial
$.133 billion

Research expenditures by school

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
$218.8 mil.
2. Georgia Institute of Technology
$183.5 mil.
3. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
$165.5 mil.
4. Texas A&M University
$164.1 mil.
5. Purdue University
$145.5 mil.
6. University of Michigan
$130.2 mil.
7. University of California, San Diego
$129.6 mil.
8. University of Southern California
$120.6 mil.
9. Stanford University
$116.6 mil.
10. Univ. of Maryland, College Park
$116.4 mil.

 

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons.
Data collected by the American Society for Engineering Education

 

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