About Us

Mission, Facts, and Stats

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

Student demographics

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,582
Undergraduate degrees awarded: 1070
Graduate enrollment: 2,543
Master's degrees awarded: 715
Doctor of Philosophy degrees awarded: 131

Data reported Autumn 2017.

Diversity of Degree Recipients BS MS PhD
Women 27% 28% 28%
Underrepresented Minorities* 13% 10% 2%
Asian Americans 25% 15% 13%
Foreign Nationals 19% 28% 39%
Washington Residents 69% 45% 17%
* African American, Hispanic, Native American,
and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

A glimpse at the UW Engineering students, researchers, and faculty whose innovations will change the world.

link to UW Engineering playlist and partial view of a UW Engineering buildingUW Engineering Departments playlist

link to Day In the Life video and still image from Rona Ding videoA Day in the Life of a UW Engineering Student

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).


258 faculty (24% women)


  • 22 members of the National Academy of Engineering
  • 120 NSF Young Investigator/Early Career Awards since 1984
  • 30 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 and 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; 24% of our faculty are women compared to 14% nationally. We offer a robust set of diversity programs for students and faculty.

Our college is committed to a culture of inclusivity, discovery, understanding and mutual respect — now and for the future. I am incredibly proud of the work done here in an environment of respect and intellectual honesty, where we celebrate our differences. Together, we uphold the values of our college and build a community in which all members can thrive.
Mike Bragg - Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering

Research and 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, and engineering faculty, students or technology are behind half of all UW startups. Engineering research expenditures totaled $151 million in FY2016.

Financing UW Engineering

  • The College of Engineering has varied revenue sources with grants & contracts making up 51 percent, or $245 million of total revenues for fiscal year 2016.
  • Tuition represents 16 percent of total revenues and state operating appropriations were 5 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 $4.8 million in scholarships and stipends to students.

CoE sources of funds 2016

CoE Sources of Funds 2016

CoE uses of funds 2016

CoE Uses of Funds 2016