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Engineering at California Institute of Technology

We've gathered data and other essential information about the program, such as the ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more. In addition, we cover how Caltech ranks in comparison to other schools with engineering programs.

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Engineering Degrees Available at Caltech

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Engineering

Caltech Engineering Rankings

The engineering major at Caltech is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Colleges for Engineering 36
Most Popular Colleges for Engineering 300

Popularity of Engineering at Caltech

During the 2018-2019 academic year, California Institute of Technology handed out 84 bachelor's degrees in engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #300 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. Last year, the same number of degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 80 students received their master’s degree in engineering from Caltech. This makes it the #156 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 86 students received their doctoral degrees in engineering in 2019, making the school the #35 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Caltech Engineering Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at California Institute of Technology.

Caltech Engineering Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 49% of engineering bachelor's degrees went to men and 51% went to women.

Caltech Gender Breakdown of Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of the graduates for this major are Asian American. In the graduating class of 2019, 55% of grads fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from California Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at California Institute of Technology
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 46
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 24
Non-Resident Aliens 7
Other Races 1

Caltech Engineering Master’s Program

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 engineering majors earned their master's degree from Caltech. Of these graduates, 63% were men and 37% were women.

Caltech Gender Breakdown of Engineering Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from California Institute of Technology with a master's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at California Institute of Technology
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 24
Non-Resident Aliens 40
Other Races 4

Engineering Majors

Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas. Individual majors may not be available for all degree levels.

Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 59
Mechanical Engineering 51
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 29
Materials Engineering 27
Chemical Engineering 26
Biomedical Engineering 24
Engineering Physics 20
Environmental Engineering 6
Systems Engineering 5
General Engineering 1
Engineering Mechanics 1
Civil Engineering 1

Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Physical Sciences 184
Computer & Information Sciences 67
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 43
Mathematics & Statistics 32

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