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, www.abet.org.
- The bachelor of science degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
- Student/faculty ratio: 15-1
- Full-time Teaching Faculty Total (incl. T/Tk faculty): 133
- Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty: 98
- Non-Teaching Research Faculty and Staff: 135
- Undergraduate student population: 1463 (Fall 2017)
8.3% African American
16.8% Asian American
8.6% Hispanic American
- ~62% of engineering students receive some form of financial aid
- Ranked No. 34 in the 2018 annual undergraduate engineering rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released September 2017)
- Undergraduate Degrees awarded (2016-2017)
- Graduate student/faculty ratio: 5-1
- Graduate Student population: 520; 431 Ph.D., 89 M.S./M.Eng. (Fall 2017)
- Ranked No. 36 in the 2018 annual graduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released March 2017)
- Graduate Degrees awarded (2016-2017)
- Of the graduates who sought employment, over 90 percent had jobs within six months of graduation.
- After graduation, 20 percent of graduates go to graduate school and 15 percent go to professional schools.
Updated: October 16, 2017