At A Glance
Our statistics show that you'll receive a first-class education at NC State's College of Engineering.
- More than 11,000 students
- 18 bachelor’s, 21 master’s, 13 doctoral degree programs
- 70 percent of incoming freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class
Faculty and Staff
- 19 members of the National Academy of Engineering
- 3 National Medals of Technology and Innovation
- 2 North Carolina Awards for Science
- 1 Emmy Award for plasma display technology
- 1 US Army Commander’s Award for life-saving military technology
- 3 members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame
- 1 Electronic Design Hall of Fame member
- 4 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
- 5 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
- 25 NSF Career Awards since 2015
- 1 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Medal of Honor winner
- 10 National Academy of Inventors Fellows
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
Affiliated Engineering Programs
- Biological and Agricultural Engineering
- Forest Biomaterials
- Textile Engineering
- Site-Based Programs
- More than 70,000 total living alumni
- 55.1 percent live in North Carolina
- Top 5 alumni metro areas outside NC:
- Washington, DC
- Bay Area, Calif.
- Atlanta, Ga.
- Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
- Houston, Texas
- Nearly $215 million in research expenditures in 2019-20
- 13th in total research expenditures among public engineering colleges*
- More than 3,000 graduate students
- One of only two schools to lead two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers at once
- 24 research centers, institutes and laboratories
- 26th overall in U.S. News graduate rankings (2022)
- 13th among public institutions in U.S. News graduate rankings (2022)
- 10th in U.S. News ranking of online graduate programs for veterans (2022)
- 7th in U.S. News ranking of online graduate programs (2022)
- 18th in total B.S. degrees awarded*
- 15th in total engineering graduate enrollment*
- 2nd in B.S. degrees awarded to African Americans among non HBCUs**
- 17th in number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to women*
- 11th in total M.S. degrees awarded*
- 11th in total Ph.Ds awarded*
- 9th in number of Tenure / Tenure Track faculty members*
- 13th in number of Tenure / Tenure Track faculty members from underrepresented minority groups
- 13th in number of Tenure / Tenure Track women faculty members*
- 11th in number of Hispanic Tenure / Tenure Track faculty members*
- Eight of the College’s nine academic departments have moved to the state-of-the-art campus.
- Fitts-Woolard Hall, the fourth engineering building, opened in summer 2020.
- One of the premier research parks in North America, Centennial Campus is home to more than 70 industry, government and nonprofit partners.
- The GOLDEN LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), part of the College of Engineering, is a global role model for such enterprises and has helped make North Carolina and the Research Triangle area a national biotech leader.
*American Society of Engineering Education Profiles of Engineering Colleges 2020
**Diverse Issues in Higher Education (based on US Dept. of Education data)