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Stanford Engineering by the numbers

The School of Engineering is home to nine departments, 249 faculty and about 4,430 students. About 35 percent of all Stanford University undergraduate students who have declared majors are enrolled in the school, and 38 percent of graduate students are studying engineering. We operate more than 90 departmental laboratories, centers and affiliates programs, many of which are multidisciplinary, bringing in academic areas including medicine, business, linguistics and physics.

Faculty 2014-2015
Professors 134
Associate Professors 55
Assistant Professors 52
Research or Teaching faculty (non-tenure line) 20
Total 261
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Total 104
Faculty distinctions (includes Emeriti)  
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 32
National Academy of Engineering 85
National Academy of Sciences 16
National Institute of Medicine 6
National Medal of Science 5
Nobel Prize 1
Degrees granted 2013-2014
Bachelor's degrees 544
Masters degrees 1,021
PhD/Eng degrees 296
Undergraduate enrollment 2014-2015*
Students 1,444
Women 474
Minorities (among U.S. students) 306**
Foreign 158
Graduate enrollment 2014-2015
Students 3,450
Women 954
Minorities (among U.S. students) 245**
Foreign 1,479

*Declared majors only. A similar number of younger students (underclassmen) have indicated an intention to study engineering.

**Includes students listing themselves as having two or more ethnicities.

Diversity at all levels

Among U.S. students, 12 percent of graduate students and 24 percent of undergraduate students enrolled in Fall 2014 are members of ethnic minority groups (either African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic or Native American). Foreign students accounted for 11 percent of undergraduate and 43 percent of graduate enrollment.


Stanford Engineering depends on a broad mix of funding to support the academic and research initiatives in the school. Its total budget for FY2013-2014 was $359,332,440. Its total research volume (from federal and non-federal sources) for the same year was $186,614,928. See the latest Annual Report for more detailed information.

National rankings

The National Research Council's last study of American doctoral programs ranked Stanford number one in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; number three in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Civil Engineering; and in the top seven for Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

The 2011 US News & World Report graduate school rankings rate two Stanford Engineering departments/programs as tied for number one: Computer Science and the environmental engineering program within the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Six of the school's departments and programs rank within the top five: Electrical Engineering (No.2), Mechanical Engineering (No. 2), Aeronautics and Astronautics (No. 3), Civil Engineering (No. 3), Chemical Engineering (No. 5), Management Science and Engineering (No. 4), and Materials Science and Engineering (No. 5). The Department of Bioengineering, which enrolled its first students in September 2004, ranks highly as well (No. 8). Stanford Engineering as a school is ranked No. 2 in the country. More »