Purdue leads nation in engineering technology degrees

The Purdue University College of Technology continued its standing as the leader in engineering technology disciplines in the United States.

The college leads the nation in several categories of the 2013 Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges, published by ASEE. Among approximately 100 institutions that offer engineering technology programs, the College of Technology topped five categories during 2012-13:

  • Number of bachelor's degrees awarded (775)
  • Number of bachelor's degrees awarded to women (108)
  • Enrollment (3,155)
  • Graduate enrollment (485)
  • Number of graduate degrees awarded (171)

The annual publication tracks engineering and engineering technology programs in the United States, including institutional data and national trends.

"Our ranking in this annual spotlight on engineering technology confirms that our programs continue to fulfill the needs of students and employers," said Gary Bertoline, dean of the College of Technology. "We hope to push the numbers even higher with new degree options for a new economy and the unique learning experience offered by the Purdue Polytechnic Institute."

Read some of the 2013 Engineering Technology statistics online (PDF).

Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.

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