College of Engineering facts and figures

Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by in Annual Report, Issues, Research, Students

The UW-Madison College of Engineering is among the most innovative and consistently highly ranked U.S. colleges of engineering. We are internationally renowned for our leading-edge research and widely recognized for our ability to transfer technological advances into real-world applications via myriad partnerships with industry. Through our world-class undergraduate, graduate- and professional-level educational programs, we enable students to develop as thoughtful, ethical leaders and to acquire the technical expertise they need to tackle complex global engineering challenges.

Educational excellencePatent disclosures bar chart
U.S. News and World Report rankings:

  • 13th—undergraduate program (tied)
  • 17th—graduate program
  • Most academic departments rank in the top 20; some rank in the top 5

Faculty excellence

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

Research and innovation excellence

  • 136 invention disclosures to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in 2010-2011 fiscal year
  • More than 10 consecutive years of 100+ patent disclosures
  • 44 research centers
  • 21 research consortia with more than 400 industrial and governmental members

Annual enrollment

  • Undergraduate students—approximately 3,750
  • Graduate students—approximately 1,550
  • Professional engineering education students—approximately 11,000

Total expenditures

  • Research—$135,647,000
  • Instruction and Education—$42,141,000
  • Engineering Professional Development—$11,755,000
  • Alumni and Industrial Gift Funds—$11,733,000
  • TOTAL—$201,276,000

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