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

  • #74
    Best Graduate Schools – Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #53
    Best Graduate Schools – Chemical Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #46
    Best Graduate Schools – Civil Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #58
    Best Graduate Schools – Computer Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #68
    Best Graduate Schools – Electrical Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #42
    Best Graduate Schools – Environmental Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #36
    Best Graduate Schools – Material Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #65
    Best Graduate Schools – Mechanical Engineering
    US News & World Report, 2020
  • #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 2019-20

  • Total Students Enrolled: 3,400+
  • BS Degrees Granted: 580
  • MS Degrees Granted: 244
  • Doctoral Degrees Granted: 41

Enrollment Headcount Fall 2020

Undergraduate Major Fall 2020 
Architectural Engineering 148
Chemical Engineering 335
Civil Engineering 238
Computer Engineering 337
Construction Management 106
Electrical Engineering 301
Engineering (General) 3
Engineering Technology 126
Environmental Engineering 95
Materials Science and Engineering 96
Mechanical Engineering 877
Undecided 52
Total enrollment 2720

Bachelors Degrees Award 2019-20

Program/Major BS Degrees
Architectural Engineering 19
Chemical Engineering 77
Civil Engineering 51
Computer Engineering 83
Construction Management  19
Electrical Engineering 78
Engineering (General) 6
Engineering Technology 21
Environmental Engineering 21
Materials Science and Engineering 24
Mechanical Engineering 181
Total Bachelors degrees awarded 580