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American Society for Engineering EducationSEPTEMBER 2007Volume 17 | Number 1 PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
FEATURES
What Price Security? - By THOMAS K. GROSE
Team Player - ALVIN P. SANOFF
A Network of a Different Stripe - By DON BOROUGHS

DEPARTMENTS
COMMENTS
BRIEFINGS
DATABYTES
Refractions: Confusing Calendars - By Henry Petroski
ASEE TODAY
CLASSIFIEDS
LAST WORD: Why Not Here? BY CAROLYN WILLIAMS

TEACHING TOOLBOX
Click. Build. Learn. Digital K-12 engineering courses expand with stress on quality, fun. BY BARBARA MATHIAS-RIEGEL
JEE SELECTS: The ‘Random Madness’ of Work - BY JAMES TREVELYAN
ON THE SHELF: Chindia Rising - BY ROBIN TATU


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DATABYTES: Diverging Trends - COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS - Data source: American Society for Engineering Education - INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN  


Enrollment and degree trends appear to be heading in different directions at the various degree levels. Bachelor’s degrees and undergraduate enrollment rose slightly from last year. The large class of freshmen may provide fuel for more degree growth in the near future. Both master’s and doctoral enrollment increased by about the same amount as compared with last year. This is a slight recovery at the master’s level, while the doctoral growth appears to be slowing. Master’s degrees dropped 3 percent from last year while doctorates continued their upward climb, achieving a 44 percent growth rate since 2001-02.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



Undergraduate Engineering Enrollment by Class
YEAR Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors Total PT* Total FT**
2006 101,291 79,331 78,963 113,489 31,430 373,074
2005 95,425 77,930 77,986 114,695 31,076 366,046
2004 96,978 79,696 80,265 117,942 31,872 374,881
2003 97,170 80,381 80,685 117,252 33,278 375,488
2002 97,817 77,720 78,373 113,455 30,513 367,365
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



Engineering Enrollment
YEAR Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral
2006 404,504 83,515 57,561
2005 397,122 82,991 57,077
2004 406,753 87,914 56,001
2003 408,766 91,665 52,604
2002 397,878 89,442 47,263
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



Engineering Degrees Awarded
YEARS Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral
2005-2006 74,186 39,015 8,351
2004-2005 73,602 40,550 7,333
2003-2004 72,893 39,837 6,604
2002-2003 71,165 35,196 5,870
2001-2002 66,781 31,089 5,772
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



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