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2023 Engineering Students

There are about 438,412 students enrolled in Engineering in the USA.

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College often is an immensely momentous period of one's life; it's an opportunity for personal growth and evolution. Undergraduates attempt to find out what they can become and forge many of the required skills to be a halcyon member of society. But growth also happens outside the classroom - the late nights discussing Descarte with a schoolmate, the personal lesson received from an old professor, the exposure to a different background. Therefore, finding a diverse college vastly enriches what you gain from your time at university.

Engineering is a more popular major among students of color than white students. 46% of the United States' Engineering majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(32%), asian students (13%), and latino students (7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Swarthmore College located in Swarthmore, PA.

Furthermore, Engineering significatly skews male, with 74% of students majoring in Engineering identifying as men. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Franklin W Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Unfortunately, Engineering ranks in the bottom 25% of subjects economic diversity. 33% of its majors come from homes that make more than $110,000 a year, 15% are from homes that make between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 23% grew up in low income homes. United States Merchant Marine Academy has the most economically diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Engineering. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Centennial Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 13%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 7%

  • White: 46%

  • Other: 32%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 74%

  • Female: 26%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 23%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 33%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 62%

  • Out of State: 29%

  • International: 9%

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