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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: 14-1
  • Full-time Teaching Faculty Total (incl. T/Tk faculty): 133
  • Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty: 100
  • Non-Teaching Research Faculty and Staff: 135
  • Undergraduate student population: 1444 (Fall 2018)
        32% women
        24% underrepresented minorities in engineering   
        11% International
  • >62% of engineering students receive some form of financial aid
  • Ranked No. 38 in the 2019 annual undergraduate engineering rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released September 2018)
  • Undergraduate Degrees awarded (2016-2017)
        255 B.E.
        105 B.S.
  • Graduate student/faculty ratio: 5-1
  • Graduate Student population: 538; 439 Ph.D., 73 M.S./M.Eng. (Fall 2018)
  • Ranked No. 37 in the 2019 annual graduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report (released March 2018)
  • 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 15, 2018