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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,
  • 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: 14-1
  • Full-time Teaching Faculty Total (incl. T/Tk faculty): 135
  • Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty: 104
  • Non-Teaching Research Faculty and Staff: 126
  • Undergraduate student population: 1447 (Fall 2021)
        36% women (entering Fall 2020 class 41% women)
        20% underrepresented minorities in engineering (Af-Am, Hisp/Latinx, Pac Islander, Native Am)   
        14% International
  • >60% of engineering students receive some form of financial aid
  • Ranked No. 36 in the 2022 annual undergraduate engineering rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released September 2021)
  • Undergraduate Degrees awarded (2020-2021)
        159 B.E.
        195 B.S.
  • Graduate student/faculty ratio: 6-1
  • Graduate Student population: 756; 498 Ph.D., 258 M.S./M.Eng. (Fall 2021)
  • Ranked No. 41 in the 2022 annual graduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released March 2021)
  • Graduate Degrees awarded (2019-2020)
         51 M.S.
         17 M.E.
         59 Ph.D.
  • Of the graduates who sought employment, 90 percent had jobs by graduation.
  • After graduation, 12 percent of graduates go to graduate school and professional schools.


Updated: September 24, 2021