Facts & Figures
Diversity at all levels
Among U.S. students, 23 percent of graduate students and 49 percent of undergraduate students enrolled in Fall 2011 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 by the Numbers
The School of Engineering is home to nine departments, 237 faculty, and about 4,400 students. About a quarter of all Stanford University students are enrolled in the school. We operate over 90 departmental laboratories, centers, and affiliates programs, many of which are multidisciplinary, bringing in academic areas including medicine, business, linguistics, and physics.
|Research or Teaching faculty (non-tenure line)||21|
|Emeritus Faculty||View Emeriti»|
|Faculty distinctions (includes Emeriti)||View Distinctions»|
|American Academy of Arts and Sciences||29|
|National Academy of Engineering||78|
|National Academy of Sciences||15|
|National Institute of Medicine||5|
|National Medal of Science||8|
|National Medal of Technology||4|
|NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Awardees||42|
|NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)||14|
|Royal Society of London||3|
|Academie des Sciences (Paris)||1|
|Norwegian Academy of Sciences||1|
|Charles Stark Draper Prize (NAE)||1|
|Academy Award (Hollywood)||3|
|Medal with Purple Ribbon (Japan)||1|
|Faculty Honors and Awards - 2011-12||View Awards»|
|Degrees granted 2010-2011|
|Undergraduate enrollment 2010-2011*|
|Minorities (among U.S. students)||451**|
|Full time graduate enrollment 2010-2011|
|Minorities (among U.S. students)||806**|
*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.
Stanford Engineering depends on a broad mix of funding to support the academic and research initiatives in the school. Its total budget for FY2010-2011 was $280,935,204. Its total research volume (from federal and non-federal sources) for the same year was $170,000,000. See the latest Annual Report for more detailed information.
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 »