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 Fast Facts about the Vanderbilt School of Engineering

  • Vanderbilt University Board of Trust voted to create the Engineering Department in 1886.
  • Bachelor of engineering degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • The bachelor of science degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, The accredited program in computer science is the primary major administered by the School of Engineering. Computer science added as a second major by students outside the School of Engineering is not an accredited program.
  • Student/faculty ratio: 12-1
  • Full-time Teaching Faculty Total (incl. T/Tk faculty): 153
  • Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty: 113
  • Non-Teaching Research Faculty and Staff: 126
  • Undergraduate student population: 1457 (Fall 2023)
       44.6% women (entering Fall 2023 class 53% women)
       21.4% underrepresented minorities (American Indian or Alaska Native; Black or African American; Hisp/Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; two or more races) 
       13% International
  • >64% of engineering students receive some form of financial aid
  • Ranked No. 37 in the 2024 annual undergraduate engineering rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released September 2023)
  • 373 Undergraduate Degrees awarded (2022-2023)
        190 B.E.
        183 B.S.
  • Graduate student/faculty ratio: 6-1
  • Graduate Student population: 834; 536 Ph.D., 222 M.S., 76 M.Eng. (Fall 2023)
  • Ranked No. 42 in the 2024 annual graduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released March 2023)
  • 235 Graduate Degrees awarded (2022-2023)
        101 M.S.
         44 M.E.
         90 Ph.D.
  • Of the graduates who sought employment, 91 percent had jobs by graduation.
  • After graduation, 21 percent of graduates go to graduate school and professional schools.


Updated: November 29, 2023