College Reports All-New Highs in Enrollment and Graduation Numbers

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Sep. 21, 2020

Despite a challenging end to the spring 2020 semester and unknowns leading into fall, the College of Engineering has continued to grow both in enrollment numbers as well as graduations.

The 2019/2020 academic year saw the College graduating a record-setting number of students, more than 325 B.S./B.A.s, and 23 Ph.D.s.

This fall the College hit another record high, with an enrollment of 3,300 students across it’s various disciplines which includes Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, and Entertainment Engineering and Design.

In addition, the College’s retention rate for new students from 2019 to 2020 continued to hit its high rate of 84%, holding steady from the prior year and up from 77% over two years ago. The College of Engineering was the first to hit and surpass their first-year retention goal of 81% set by the University in July 2019.

The increase in retention is based on specific actions taken by the College to implement programs and secure resources that help provide a sense of belonging to underrepresented groups and admit more calculus-ready first-year students.