Facts and Figures

3500+
Students (graduate & undergraduate)
50
Patents filed or awarded
$19M
Annual research expenditures
25+
Graduate Programs
100%
Grad programs in top 50 percentile
11
Undergraduate majors

Did You Know?

  • Drexel is the birthplace of the barcode, which revolutionized commerce and industry, and of MXenes, the two-dimensional materials behind innovations in energy, medicine, communications and more.
  • Dozens of researchers within the College of Engineering are counted among the top 2% in their field for research impact. Notably, Yuri Gogotsi, PhD, ranks #20 worldwide for career impact in the field of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Michel Barsoum, PhD, #10 worldwide for Materials, and Alexander Fridman, PhD #313 for Applied Physics.
  • Drexel has consistently appeared on the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association’s list of the world’s top 100 universities for patents granted. With 44 issued patents from 2018 where Drexel was listed as the first assignee, the University is tied for 51st place.
  • In 2021, the National Academy of Engineers inducted Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering to its ranks. This is one of the highest honors for engineers, and one of the many of the achievements of the Drexel Engineering faculty.

Rankings

  • #79
    Best Graduate Schools – Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #52
    Best Graduate Schools – Chemical Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #50
    Best Graduate Schools – Civil Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #66
    Best Graduate Schools – Computer Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #66
    Best Graduate Schools – Electrical Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #45
    Best Graduate Schools – Environmental Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #35
    Best Graduate Schools – Material Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #59
    Best Graduate Schools – Mechanical Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2021
  • #41
    Global Universities – Materials
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #43
    Global Universities – Nanoscience and Nanomaterials
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #6
    Best Environmental Engineering Degrees 2020
    GradReports
  • #16
    Best Master's in Mechanical Engineering 2020
    GradReports

Students

Summary 2020-21

  • Total Students Enrolled: 3,100+
  • BS Degrees Granted: 558
  • MS Degrees Granted: 175
  • Doctoral Degrees Granted: 37

Enrollment Headcount Fall 2021

Undergraduate Major Fall 2021 
Architectural Engineering 147
Chemical Engineering 290
Civil Engineering 223
Computer Engineering 313
Construction Management 86
Electrical Engineering 271
Engineering (General) 4
Engineering Technology 161
Environmental Engineering 99
Materials Science and Engineering 82
Mechanical Engineering 813
Undecided 36
Total enrollment 2532

Bachelors Degrees Award 2020-21

Program/Major BS Degrees
Architectural Engineering 26
Chemical Engineering 92
Civil Engineering 61
Computer Engineering 71
Construction Management  23
Electrical Engineering 59
Engineering (General) 1
Engineering Technology 12
Environmental Engineering 18
Materials Science and Engineering 27
Mechanical Engineering 168
Total Bachelors degrees awarded 558