About Us

Mission, Facts, and Stats

Our mission is to develop outstanding engineers and ideas that change the world.

Student Demographics

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,152
Undergraduate degrees awarded: 969
Graduate enrollment: 2,333
Master's degrees awarded: 562
Doctor of Philosophy degrees awarded: 131

Data reported Autumn 2015.

Diversity of Degree Recipients BS MS PhD
Women 22% 26% 27%
Underrepresented Minorities* 8% 6% 6%
Asian Americans 25% 13% 6%
Foreign Nationals 17% 27% 40%
* African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Want More Data?

Prospective students and pre-engineering majors can find statements from each department on their program's competitiveness at Engineering Department Admission Statistics.

For UW staff and faculty, CoE provides data on student admissions, transfers, enrollment, majors, and degrees granted in Student Data Reports (UW NetID required).


247 faculty (22% women)


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

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.

Commitment to Diversity & Access

The College of Engineering is committed to developing and supporting a diverse student body and faculty that reflect and elevate the populations we serve. We are a national leader in women in engineering; 22.4% of our faculty are women compared to 14% nationally. We offer a robust set of diversity programs for students and faculty.

Research & Commercialization

The University of Washington is an engine of economic growth, today ranked third in the nation for the number of startups launched each year, with 65 companies having been started in the last five years alone by UW students and faculty, or with technology developed here. The College of Engineering is a key contributor to these innovations. In 2014, eight of the record 18 startups came from engineering faculty, students or technology. Engineering research expenditures totaled $77 million with research awards totaling $116 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