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2023 Computer Engineering Popularity

There are about 34,349 students enrolled in Computer Engineering in the USA.

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Computer engineering is the 44th most popular degree in America, with 10,704 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #45 Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and narrowly lost to #43 Information Technology.

The degree is offered at a total of 322 colleges across the nation, and is the 72nd most widely offered degree. Given that computer engineering is offered at 32% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 61% of colleges offering computer engineering are public making it a quite accessible field.

The southeast produces the most computer engineering graduates, largely led by Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and University of California-Irvine.

All that being said, no individual school produces more computer engineering graduates than University of Alabama at Birmingham, which graduated 355 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study computer engineering). More students studied computer engineering as a percentage of total students at Milwaukee School of Engineering than any other college.

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