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Engineering by the Numbers

Engineering by the Numbers

We’re always ready to dispel stereotypes about engineers, but the fact is that engineers do tend to like numbers, so here are some interesting statistics:


0   Engineering degrees awarded in 1945; in the years following the United States’  entry into World War II, the Santa Clara campus was virtually empty of students
3   Engineering degree programs available to students in 1912: civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering

Graduates of the Class of 1915  - all civil engineers

10   SCU engineering alumni and current or former faculty members inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame
14   Countries of origin of engineering faculty in 2010

Degree programs available to undergraduate and graduate students at SCU in 2011

43   Years of service for engineering’s first dean, George L. Sullivan, who established the program in 1912 and saw it safely through WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, the Korean War, and a sea change in technology
75   Graduates of the engineering Class of ’50; the largest class of engineers to graduate up to that time and a group that continues to reunite annually
850   Certificates awarded to civilians for taking Engineering, Science, and Management War Training (ESMWT) courses through Santa Clara during WWII
6539   Bachelor’s degrees awarded by the School of Engineering 1912-2010
8236   Graduate degrees awarded by the School of Engineering 1959-2010
Years of Engineering Excellence at Santa Clara University!