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Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Fact Sheet

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Updated: March 30, 2020

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(among public institutions1)

  • Undergraduate Program 29th
  • Graduate Program 38th
  • Graduate Online Program 18th
  • Program ranked 23rd in enrollment2
  • Ranked 23rd in undergraduate degrees awarded to African-Americans2


Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees offered in these disciplines

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymer and Fiber Engineering (only M.S. and Ph.D.)
  • Wireless Engineering (only bachelor’s)

We also offer:

  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering

In addition, the college offers other credentials, such as minors and certificates, in topics such as tribology and lubrication science, automotive engineering, nuclear power generation systems, occupational safety and ergonomics, pulp and paper technology, among others. 

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  • Undergraduate 5,386
  • Graduate 1,116
    • M.S. 504
    • Ph.D 593
    • Certificate 19
  • Total enrollment 6,502

21 percent of undergraduate enrollment is female, while 26 percent of graduate student enrollment is female

Freshman Class Snapshot

  • Average ACT 29.65
  • Average High School GPA 4.06
  • Comprises 22 percent of Auburn's freshman class
Outside the Classroom
  • Co-ops prepare students for professional careers with alternating semesters of classroom instruction and full-time paid work assignments
  • Study abroad programs and international internships offer fresh perspective in the global economy
  • A variety of hands-on student projects such as Formula SAE, Aerospace Engineering Design/Build/Fly, Ethical Hacking Club and Indy Autonomous Challenge team.


  • 190 tenure/tenure track faculty
  • 60 non-tenure track teaching/research faculty


  • $65.6 million in research expenditures2
  • 47th in nation in research expenditures(Ranked in top 50 for more than 10 years)
Focus Areas
  • Advanced manufacturing and materials
  • Cybersecurity and intelligent systems
  • Energy and environment
  • Infrastructure and transportation
  • Biomedical and health systems engineering
  • National leader in technological solutions for autonomy in commercial trucking sector
  • Nationally recognized cyber research center with an emphasis on improving the industrial Internet of Things
  • Three designated Centers of Excellence by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency
  • Leader in low Earth orbit small satellite systems for national defense and science applications
  • Features the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics
  • MRI Research Center houses 3T clinical and 7T research scanners
  • Only ABET accredited wireless engineering program in the nation


Graduate Online Program
  • Ranked 23rd by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs
  • 119 online courses offered
2020 registration:
  • Spring 165
  • Summer 116
  • Fall 247
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
  • Data Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Dual MBA/Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering
  • Polymer and Fiber Engineering
Continuing Education Programs
  • 14 graduate certificates available completely online
  • 173 distance continuing education courses delivered by streaming video serving more than 500 students in 50 states and international locations


  • E-Day – open house introduces thousands of middle and high school students to Auburn Engineering.
  • Women in Engineering Camp – summer camp for rising 9th through 12th-graders focuses on issues important to women in engineering.
  • Junior Tigers Camp – camp for rising 10th through 11th-graders explores the different engineering majors while participating in hands-on activities.
  • Senior Tigers Camp – camp for rising 12th-graders explores the different engineering majors while participating in hands-on activities.
  • 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.
  • GRAND Engineering Showcase – invites K- 6th-grade students to explore how we are solving the engineering grand challenges through hands-on demonstrations.
  • 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 at AU – Making A Difference in Engineering event is designed to expose high school juniors and seniors 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.
  • Group Visits – K-12th grade group visits are available to schools or organizations interested in learning about engineering. In-person and virtual group visits give students an opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering demonstrations.

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