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Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Factsheet

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( among public institutions 1)

  • Undergraduate Program 31st
  • Graduate Program 45th
  • Graduate Online Program 15th


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science  and Software Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Wireless Engineering


  • Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing Systems
  • Business-Engineering-Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Nuclear Power Generation Systems
  • Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
  • Tribology and Lubrication Science


  • Undergraduate 5,282
  • Graduate 971
    • MS 503
    • Ph.D 468
  • Total enrollment 6,253
  • Undergraduate program ranked 25th in enrollment 2
  • Ranked 20th nationally in engineering degrees awarded to African-Americans 2
Outside the Classroom
  • 92 percent of Auburn’s co-op students are enrolled in engineering
  • Study abroad programs offer fresh perspective in the global economy
  • A variety of hands-on student projects such as Formula and Baja SAE, AlChE Chemical Engineering Car Team, ASCE Concrete Canoe and AIAA Design/Build/Fly
  • The Engineering Academic Excellence Program emphasizes the recruitment and retention of underrepresented engineering students
Freshman Class Snapshot
  • Average ACT/SAT 29.4/1252
  • Average High School GPA 3.97
  • Comprises 25 percent of Auburn's freshman class


  • 177 tenure/tenure track faculty
  • 58 non-tenure track teaching/research faculty


  • $62.4 million in research expenditures 2
  • 49th in nation in research expenditures (Ranked in top 50 for the past 10 years)
Focus Areas
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Cyber Security and Information Technology
  • Energy and Environment
  • Engineered Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Infrastructure and Transportation

Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education

Graduate Online Program
  • Ranked 15th by U.S. News & World Report’s
  • Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs
  • 101 online courses offered
2017 registration:
  • Spring 102
  • Summer 70
  • Fall 135
Graduate Online Program Degree Offerings
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security Engineering (Pending ACHE approval)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Dual MBA/Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering (Pending ACHE approval)
Continuing Education Programs
  • 127 live seminars and conferences serving nearly 4,400 clients
  • 150 distance continuing education courses delivered by streaming video serving over 500 students in 50 states and international locations


  • Perform and achieve recognition as a top 25 engineering program
  • Sustain world-class programs at the frontier of engineering education
  • Recruit, mentor, retain and support outstanding faculty members
  • Establish highly subscribed, highly competitive graduate programs
  • Significantly increase research activity throughout the college
  • Position the college to compete for large, national research center grants
  • Engage in innovative research to improve quality of life and economic competitiveness


  • 21 percent of incoming freshmen are female, while 23 percent of graduate student enrollment is female
  • MRI Research Center houses 3T clinical and 7T research scanners
  • Only ABET accredited wireless engineering program in the U.S.
  • One of four universities designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations
  • Three engineering living/learning communities – co-ed, female and African-American
  • 34 percent increase in graduate students in the past 10 years
  • National Center for Asphalt Technology – a world-renowned leader in hot mix asphalt research, technology and education


  • E-Day – open house introduces thousands of middle and high school students to Auburn Engineering
  • Engineering Summer Camp – residential summer program for 11th -12th graders gives students hands-on experience
  • Women in Engineering Camp – summer camp for 8t h-10th graders recruits females to engineering
  • Summer Experience: Digital Forensics – three-week summer camp to introduce 11th graders to cyber security for college credit
  • TEAMS – The Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science is an annual one-day competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their passion for engineering.
  • BEST – the nation’s third largest K -12 robotics program, serving 12,500 students from 850 schools in 15 states
  • PEAK – The Promoting Engineering at Auburn for Kids program is an after-school camp available to 3rd through 5th graders and helps students see themselves as engineers through hands-on activities.


1 U.S. News & World Report    2 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)