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COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS
INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN
DATABYTES: Environmental engineering undergraduate enrollment has increased by 58 percent since 2005, with more graduates expected over the next several years. This field is among those that produce the highest percentage of female graduates, but it is still small, representing 1.6% of all engineering students. Environmental Engineering Bachelor's Degrees Awarded By School Number of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded in Environmental Engineering, 2005-2008 Percentage of Environmental Engineering Degrees Awarded to Women Number of Environmental Engineering Programs Accredited by Abet by Decade

Environmental engineering undergraduate enrollment has increased by 58 percent since 2005, with more graduates expected over the next several years. This field is among those that produce the highest percentage of female graduates, but it is still small, representing 1.6% of all engineering students.


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Environmental Engineering Bachelor's Degrees Awarded By School
University Name Number of Environmental Engineering Degrees Awarded
Arizona State University
110
Marquette Univeristy
57
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
56
University of Nevada, Reno
56
University of Virginia
53
University of South Carolina
47
Humboldt State University
33
University of Iowa
30
University of Florida
27
Michican Technological University
20
Oregon State University
20
Princeton University
18
University of Alaska, Fairbanks 17
University of Delaware 17
Manhattan College 17
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 17
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico 17
University of Central Florida 15
California Poly. State U. Slo 14
Colorado State University 12
Missouri University of Sci. and Tech. 12
University of New Hampshire 12
North Carolina State University 12

 

Number of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded in Environmental Engineering, 2005-2008*
2005
2006
2007
2008
734
721
899
950
* Includes programs in the disciplines of environmental and civil/environmental

 

Percentage of Environmental Engineering Degrees Awarded to Women
All Engineering Environmental
Doctoral 21.1% 35.5%
Master's 23% 40.5%
Bachelor's 18% 43.2%

 

Number of Environmental Engineering Programs Accredited by Abet by Decade
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
3
5
4
20
26
* A list of programs accredited by ABET can be found at www.abet.org

 

*Additional college data is emailed monthly to all ASEE members through ASEE’s CONNECTIONS e-newsletter www.asee.org/publications/connections

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education.

 

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