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.
|Undergraduate degrees awarded 2012:||832|
|Graduate degrees awarded 2012:||444|
|Doctor of Philosophy degrees awarded 2012:||114|
|Diversity of Degree Recipients||BS||MS||PhD|
|* 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.
231 faculty: 29% minority, 20.3% women
- 17 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.
Research & Commercialization
College of Engineering Impact
Engineers drive the innovation economy and are vital to solving society’s largest problems.
- Economic: $428.6 million in total economic impact generated by the College in the state of Washington
- Jobs: Nearly 2,500 direct and indirect jobs
- Research: $96.8 million in sponsored research funds, the impact of these research dollars is $167 million
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 2012, sponsored research at the UW totaled over $1.5 billion, reaffirming our position as a global research leader.
In 2012, faculty and students at the College of Engineering
- reported 176 innovations,
- filed 160 patent applications,
- and received 27 patents,
- The College of Engineering has varied revenue sources with grants & contracts making up 54 percent of total revenues for fiscal year 2012.
- Tuition represents 22 percent of total revenues and state operating appropriations were 14 percent of total revenues.
- Income from gifts totaled $11.8 million (5 percent) of total revenues.
- Two primary functions of the University, instruction & research comprised 75 percent of the total operating expenses of the College of Engineering.
- The College of Engineering provided over $9 million in scholarships and stipends to students. This represented 4 percent of operating expenditures.