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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

Academic Departments

Affiliated Engineering 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


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  • Over $230 million in research expenditures in 2022-23
  • 12th in total research expenditures among 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


  • 10th in total engineering undergraduate enrollment*
  • 25th overall in U.S. News graduate rankings (2023)
  • 12th among public institutions in U.S. News graduate rankings (2023)
  • 23rd in U.S. News ranking of online graduate programs for veterans (2024)
  • 19th in U.S. News ranking of online graduate programs (2024)
  • 19th in total B.S. degrees awarded*
  • 15th in total engineering graduate enrollment*
  • 2nd in B.S. degrees awarded to African Americans among non HBCUs**
  • 16th in number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to women*
  • 11th in total M.S. degrees awarded*
  • 12th in total Ph.Ds awarded*
  • 9th in number of Tenure / Tenure Track faculty members*
  • 17th in number of Tenure / Tenure Track faculty members from underrepresented minority groups
  • 17th in number of Tenure / Tenure Track women faculty members*
  • 16th in number of Hispanic Tenure / Tenure Track faculty members*

Centennial Campus

  • 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 2021
**Diverse Issues in Higher Education (based on US Dept. of Education data)

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