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Engineering degrees increased at all levels between 1999 and 2004, thanks in part to computer science degrees, which have experienced strong growth. Last year, 8,152 bachelor’s degrees in computer science were awarded, along with 5,797 master’s degrees and 494 Ph.D.s. Degrees in some disciplines have declined, including civil and chemical engineering, although it’s believed that some students who previously would have majored in chemical have chosen biomedical instead.

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges





COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES AWARDED BY ENGINEERING COLLEGES AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL ENGINEERING DEGREES, 1999-2004

Degree Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Bachelor's
6.8%
8.6% 9.4% 10.2% 12.2% 12.6%
Master's
13.9%
11.8% 12.5% 13.2% 14.7% 14.6%
Doctoral
6.9%
6.7% 6.3% 6.1% 7% 7.5%

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges


ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED, 1999-2004


Degree Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Bachelor's 61,553 63,820 64,200 66,781 71,165 72,893
Master's
29,796
30,160 30,669 31,089 35,196 39,837
Doctoral
5,904
5,999 6,044 5,772 5,870 6,604

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges




BACHELOR'S DEGREES AWARDED IN THESE DISCIPLINES, 1999-2004



Degree Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Aerospace 1,174 1,296 1,558 1,711 2,011 2,232
Biomedical 1,016 1,156 1,138 1,315 1,628 2,019
Chemical 6,199 6,023 5,740 5,529 5,233 4,801
Civil 9,416 8,653 8,027 8,066 8,192 8,142

Statistics compiled by Michael Gibbons for the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more at: www.asee.org/colleges




 

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COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES AWARDED BY ENGINEERING COLLEGES AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL ENGINEERING DEGREES, 1999-2004 BACHELOR'S DEGREES AWARDED IN THESE DISCIPLINES, 1999-2004 ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED, 1999-2004