College of Engineering facts and figures

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by in Annual Report, Issues, Research

The UW-Madison College of Engineering is among the nation’s top colleges of engineering. Our entrepreneurial faculty and staff conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary research in myriad fields, including energy, the environment, nanotechnology, healthcare and medicine, among many others. College centers and consortia work directly with industry and government to identify and solve key engineering challenges. The Department of Engineering Professional Development annually delivers a broad menu of continuing education courses and professional master’s degrees to more than 10,000 students.

With opportunities to study under our internationally renowned faculty and research staff, our graduate students are among the world’s elite. They are highly sought for faculty positions at major universities and for leadership and technical roles in government and industry.

Through classroom and extracurricular activities, our undergraduates build disciplinary excellence with a multidisciplinary, multicultural perspective. Through team projects and leadership opportunities, they gain an understanding of the societal context of engineering and embrace an ethic of service to the profession and to the world.

Educational excellence
U.S. News and World Report rankings:

  • 13th—undergraduate program
  • 15th—graduate program
  • Most academic departments rank in the top 20; some rank in the top 5

Annual enrollment

  • Approximately 3,600 undergraduate students
  • Approximately 1,500 graduate students
  • Approximately 10,000 professional engineering education students

Faculty excellence

  • 2 professors named to the Institute of Medicine
  • 22 professors named to the National Academy of Engineering
  • 3 professors named to the National Academyof Sciences
  • 79 faculty recipients of National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, PECASE, or CAREER awards

Research excellence

  • 128 invention disclosures to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in 2009-2010 fiscal year
  • 10 consecutive years of more than 100 patent disclosures
  • 44 research centers
  • 16 research consortia with more than 280 industrial and governmental members

Total expenditures
Research……………………………………………..$122,000,000
Instruction and Education………………………$44,095,000
Engineering Professional Development…….$13,577,000
Alumni and Industrial Gift Funds……………..$8,373,000
Total…………………………………………………..$188,045,000

Expenditures and funding pie chart

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