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Engineering at Washington University in St Louis

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. We've also included details on how WUSTL ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in engineering.

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Engineering Degrees Available at WUSTL

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

WUSTL Engineering Rankings

The bachelor's program at WUSTL was ranked #131 on College Factual's Best Schools for engineering list. It is also ranked #3 in Missouri.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for Engineering 139
Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 139
Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans 205

Popularity of Engineering at WUSTL

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Washington University in St Louis handed out 273 bachelor's degrees in engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #139 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 4% over the previous year when 285 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 274 students received their master’s degree in engineering from WUSTL. This makes it the #59 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 54 students received their doctoral degrees in engineering in 2018, making the school the #68 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

WUSTL Engineering Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at Washington University in St Louis.

WUSTL Engineering Bachelor’s Program

Of the 273 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering from WUSTL in 2017-2018, 68% were men and 32% were women.

WUSTL Gender Breakdown of Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at WUSTL are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 58% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Washington University in St Louis with a bachelor's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at Washington University in St Louis
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 41
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 158
Non-Resident Aliens 30
Other Races 19

WUSTL Engineering Master’s Program

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 274 engineering majors earned their master's degree from WUSTL. Of these graduates, 73% were men and 27% were women.

WUSTL Gender Breakdown of Engineering Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Washington University in St Louis with a master's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at Washington University in St Louis
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 100
Non-Resident Aliens 127
Other Races 23

Areas of Concentration for Engineering

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

Concentration Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 168
Biomedical Engineering 109
Electrical Engineering 109
Systems Engineering 82
Chemical Engineering 57
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 29
Other Engineering 20
Construction Engineering 17
Computer Engineering 12
Materials Engineering 7

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 357
Computer & Information Sciences 293
Mathematics & Statistics 161
Architecture & Related Services 151
Physical Sciences 149

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