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Fact Sheet

 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)
        31% women
        8.3% African American
        16.8% Asian American
        8.6% Hispanic American 
        11.8% International
  • ~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)
        255 B.E.
        105 B.S.
  • 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)
         56 M.S.
         16 M.E.
         58 Ph.D.
  • 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