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Engineering at West Virginia University

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, and more. Also, learn how WVU ranks among other schools offering degrees in engineering.

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Engineering Degrees Available at WVU

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

WVU Engineering Rankings

The bachelor's program at WVU was ranked #104 on College Factual's Best Schools for engineering list. It is also ranked #1 in West Virginia.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for Engineering 44
Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans 91

Popularity of Engineering at WVU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, West Virginia University handed out 725 bachelor's degrees in engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #44 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 9% over the previous year when 664 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 123 students received their master’s degree in engineering from WVU. This makes it the #121 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 38 students received their doctoral degrees in engineering in 2018, making the school the #90 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Engineering Student Diversity at WVU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at West Virginia University.

WVU Engineering Bachelor’s Program

Of the 725 students who graduated with a Bachelor’s in engineering from WVU in 2018, 82% were men and 18% were women.

WVU Gender Breakdown of Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at WVU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 73% of students fell into this category.

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

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at West Virginia University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 530
Non-Resident Aliens 121
Other Races 22

WVU Engineering Master’s Program

Of the 123 engineering students who graduated with a master's degree in 2017-2018 from WVU, about 74% were men and 26% were women.

WVU Gender Breakdown of Engineering Master's Degree Grads

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

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at West Virginia University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 58
Non-Resident Aliens 59
Other Races 1

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 185
Petroleum Engineering 132
Civil Engineering 125
Industrial Engineering 110
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 67
Chemical Engineering 57
Electrical Engineering 57
Computer Engineering 51
General Engineering 39
Mining Engineering 27
Biomedical Engineering 21
Environmental Engineering 11
Materials Engineering 3
Systems Engineering 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 314
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 212
Physical Sciences 140
Natural Resources & Conservation 138
Computer & Information Sciences 70

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