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Facts, Rankings & Accolades

School of Engineering Demographics 

  • 2,262 Undergraduate Engineering Students (2019)
  • 20% of undergraduate engineering students are women (2018)
  • 230 Graduate Engineering Students
    • 183 Ph.D.
    • 47 M.S.
  • 300 Engineering Degrees Awarded (2017-18)
    • 265 B.S.
    • 15 M.S.
    • 20 Ph.D.

 

UC Merced Demographics
(Fall 2019)

  • 8,847 Total Enrollment
    • 8,151 Undergraduate Student Enrollment
    • 696 Graduate Student Enrollment
  • 74% of undergraduates are First-Generation
  • Ethnicities:
    • 53% Hispanic
    • 18% Asian 
    • 10% International
    • 10% White
    • 4% African-American/Black
    • 3% Multi-ethnic
    • 1% American Indian/Pacific Islander

 

School of Engineering Faculty (2018)

  • 63 ladder-rank faculty
  • 25 Professors (40%)
  • 16 Associate Professors (25%)
  • 25 Assistant Professors (40%)
  • 11 NSF Career Awardees
  • $11.5 million dollars in research awards (2017-18)
  • 3 Other Federal Young Investigator Awardees
  • 2 Endowed Professorships

School of Engineering Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Graduate Schools

 

UC Merced Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings

  • #1 in the nation for student outcomes
  • #1 in the nation for outperforming expected graduation rates
  • #7 in the nation for social mobility
  • #44 Top Public Schools | No. 104 among National Universities
  • #13 among public universities for Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • #11 among public universities and No. 1 in the UC for student participation in undergraduate research and creative projects
  • #27 among public universities for alumni giving rate
  • #77 in Most Innovative universities

 

Sustainability

AASHE Sustainable Campus Index

  • #1 in the nation for sustainable buildings
  • #1 (tied) in the nation for sustainable research

Sierra Club's Cool Schools

  • #6 in the nation for sustainability; a jump of 44 spots from #50 in 2017

ENGINEERING PUBLICATIONS

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