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Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Factsheet

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(among public institutions1)

  • Undergraduate Program 33rd
  • Graduate Program 45th
  • Graduate Online Program 12th


  • 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 5,559
  • Graduate 936
    • M.S. 431
    • Ph.D 505
  • Total enrollment 6,495
  • 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 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 29.4
  • Average High School GPA 3.98
  • Comprises 27 percent of Auburn's freshman class


  • 181 tenure/tenure track faculty
  • 61 non-tenure track teaching/research faculty


  • $62.6 million in research expenditures 2
  • 48th in nation in research expenditures (Ranked in top 50 for more than 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


Graduate Online Program
  • Ranked 12th by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs
  • 101 online courses offered
2018 registration:
  • Spring 162
  • Summer 97
  • Fall 196
Undergraduate Online Program Degree Offerings
  • Computer Science
Graduate Online Program Degree Offerings
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Dual MBA/Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering
Graduate Online Certificate Offerings
  • Automotive Manufacturing Systems
  • Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
  • Power Engineering (pending ACHE approval)
  • Pulp and Paper (pending ACHE approval)
  • Tribology Engineering (pending ACHE approval)
Continuing Education Programs
  • 127 live seminars and conferences serving nearly 4,400 clients
  • 160 distance continuing education courses delivered by streaming video serving more than 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


  • 20 percent of undergraduate enrollment is 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 nation
  • 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
  • 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 and 12th-graders gives students hands-on experience
  • Women in Engineering Camp – summer camp for 8th through 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 – 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 – Promoting Engineering at Auburn for Kids program is an after-school camp available to 3rd through 5th-graders that helps students see themselves as engineers through hands-on activities
  • MADE – Making A Difference in Engineering event is designed to expose high school junior and senior females to Auburn Engineering and offers them the opportunity to visit faculty and staff, take tours of facilities and meet successful women alumni
  • Academic Excellence Program – The Academic Excellence Program supports engineering students from pre-college through graduation by focusing on expanding academic preparation, professional readiness and exploration of career paths. It achieves this through a wide range of programs, including learning communities, professional development workshops, peer learning sessions and similar programs.
  • 100+ Women Strong – The force to recruit, retain and reward Auburn women in engineering, 100+ Women Strong offers comprehensive programming to encourage young women to pursue engineering and support them along the way. Successful alumni and friends of the college devote their time to counseling young women in engineering through individual mentoring, professional development presentations, networking events and similar programs.  

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