Fast Facts

Research leads the way. Education is our foundation.

  • 2,000 students
  • Over 70% of graduates remain in Wisconsin
  • 120 companies involved in co-op and internship programs
  • A vast majority of students are placed in jobs before graduation
  • FIRST robotics and College for Kids inspire education at early ages

Student Body 2013-2014

  • Undergraduate Students: 1,600
  • Graduate Students: 400
    • 205 Master’s
    • 193 Ph.D.
    • 8 non-degree
  • Women: 13%
  • Ethnic minority: 33%
  • Part-time: 23%

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees in:

  • Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering (B.S.)
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty and staff:

  • 70 Full-time Ph.D. faculty
    • 9% women
  • 49 Full-time academic and support staff
  • Ten National Science Foundation CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Award) Awardees

2013 Awards:

  • Non-government: $2,770,064
  • State: $533,821
  • Federal: $2,499,028

Research

Strategy to increase research productivity includes:

  • Creating new centers aligned with public need and market demand
  • Cluster hiring of faculty in areas of strategic needs
  • Laboratory upgrades
  • Research seed funding

Alumni

  • Total:  9,186
  • Alumni in Wisconsin: 60%
  • Alumni in Illinois:  4%
  • Alumni in California:  4%
  • Alumni in Minnesota:  2%
  • Alumni in Texas:  2%
  • Alumni in Michigan:  1%
  • Alumni in Arizona:  1%
  • Alumni in Colorado:  1%
  • Alumni in Ohio:  1%