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2017-18 Rankings and Data

National Rankings

Undergraduate program 31st among public universities1

Graduate program 36th among public universities1

Graduate Online Program 15th among all engineering colleges1

Graduate Computer Information Technology Program1 31st

20th in engineering degrees awarded to African-Americans2

25th in undergraduate enrollment among all engineering colleges2

32nd in research expenditures among public engineering colleges2 

48th in research expenditures among all engineering colleges2

33 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, 5 Goldwater Scholars, 1 Rhodes Scholar and many more recipients and finalists for other national prestigious scholarships since 2010

1 U.S. News & World Report | 2 American Society for Engineering Education | 3 Auburn University National Prestigious Scholarship Program

2017 Enrollment Snapshot

 

Engineering

University

Undergraduate

5,282

23,964

Graduate

971

5,812

Total

6,253

29,776

20 percent female

15 percent underrepresented

2017 Enrollment and Graduates 

Program Fall 2017 Enrollment Degrees Awarded Summer 2016 through Spring 2017 Department
Bachelors Masters PhD Bachelors Masters PhD Total Total
Aerospace Engineering 478 27 24 62 10 2 74 74 Aerospace Engineering
Biosystems Engineering 126 18 13 12 6 3 21 48 Biosystems Engineering
- Ecological Option 31 25 25
- Forest Option 6 2 2
Chemical Engineering 652 18 80 89 9 12 110 110 Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering 546 83 57 107 33 8 148 148 Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Software Engineering 107 62 27 8 35 138 Computer Science & Software Engineering*
Computer Science 466 43 43
Software Engineering 426 52 52
Electrical Engineering-Computer 160 24 24 138 Electrical & Computer Engineering*
Electrical Engineering 390 57 61 48 39 15 102
Industrial & Systems Engineering 437 75 66 66 31 9 106 106 Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Engineering 80 31 29 4 4 2 10 228 Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 1,310 85 70 183 25 10 218
Polymer & Fiber Engineering 9 2 6 6 1 2 9 16 Polymer & Fiber Engineering
- Fiber Option 8 7 7
Wireless Engineering
- Software Option 22 8 8 Computer Science & Software Engineering
- Hardware Option 34 12 12 Electrical & Computer Engineering
Undeclared Engineering 101
5,282 503 468 750 185 71 1,006 1,006
* Total numbers of graduates for the CSSE and ECE departments include graduates of the
   Wireless Engineering program - software and hardware option, respectively.

 

Faculty Snapshot

  • 177 tenured/tenure track faculty
  • 58 non-tenure track teaching/research faculty
  • 25 postdoctoral researchers/fellows

Research Expenditures

$62.6 million

High Profile Research Areas

Funding awarded in 2017

  • Transportation engineering: $5,363,898
  • Autonomy and assured positioning, navigation and timing: $2,481,212
  • Additive manufacturing: $2,009,211

Largest Research Awards in 2017

$4,667,362
National Science Foundation
"SFS Renewal: Using Auburn University's Land Grant Mission to Prepare Cybersecurity Professionals"
David Umphress, computer science and software engineering

$1,500,000
National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Layer-by-Layer X-ray Computed Tomography of Additive Manufacturing"
Ruel (Tony) Overfelt and Bart Prorok, materials engineering

$1,105,277
National Science Foundation
"MRI: Development on an Intensified KHz Rate Plenoptic Camera System for 3D Flow Diagnostics"
Brian Thurow, aerospace engineering

Strategic Research Areas

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Cybersecurity and Information Technology
  • Energy and Environment
  • Engineered Materials and Nanotechnology 
  • Infrastructure and Transportation