About Us

Mission, Facts, and Stats

We are a diverse community of innovators working to dramatically improve the quality of life in our state, our nation, and the world. We do it by leading in engineering discovery, innovation, education, and engagement.

Student Demographics

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,950
Undergraduate degrees awarded: 927
Graduate enrollment: 2,188
Master's degrees awarded: 509
Doctor of Philosophy degrees awarded: 134

Data reported Autumn 2014.

Diversity of Degree Recipients BS MS PhD
Women 24% 30% 24%
Underrepresented Minorities* 6% 7% 4%
Asian Americans 27% 14% 10%
Foreign Nationals 12% 26% 34%
* African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

CoE provides rich data resources on student admissions, transfers, enrollment, majors, and degrees granted. For more information, see Student Data Reports.


254 faculty (22% women)


  • 22 members of the National Academy of Engineering
  • 95 NSF Young Investigator/Early Career Awards since 1984
  • 25 Sloan Foundation Research Awards
  • 2 MacArthur Foundation Fellows (2007 and 2011)

See also Faculty Honors.

Economic Impact on Washington State

Engineers drive the innovation economy and are vital to solving society's largest problems. The University of Washington's College of Engineering plays a critical role in educating tomorrow's innovators. The UW is an economic powerhouse in the state, directly and indirectly affecting every resident of Washington. The College of Engineering accounts for 5% of UW's overall impact generating revenue, jobs and spending.

Research & Commercialization

Over 270 companies have been started by UW faculty and students, or with UW technology. The College of Engineering is a key contributor to these innovations. In 2013, eight of the record 17 startups came from engineering faculty, students or technology. Engineering is consistently in the top two UW colleges in number of patent applications filed, patents received and innovations reported. In 2013, engineering research expenditures totaled $121 million with research awards totaling $106 million.

Financing Engineering

  • The College of Engineering has varied revenue sources with grants & contracts making up 57 percent of total revenues for fiscal year 2014.
  • Tuition represents 19 percent of total revenues and state operating appropriations were 9 percent of total revenues.
  • Income from gifts totaled $13.5 million (6 percent of total revenues).
  • Two primary functions of the University, instruction and research, comprised 82 percent of the total operating expenses of the College of Engineering.
  • The College of Engineering provided over $12.4 million in scholarships and stipends to students. This represented 6 percent of operating expenditures.

CoE Sources of Funds 2014

CoE Sources of Funds 2014

CoE Uses of Funds 2014

CoE Uses of Funds 2014