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Population Comparison Between Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools

Total PopulationUndergraduateGraduateOnline Classes

Total Student Population Comparison

The total student population of best Undergraduate Engineering schools is 346,401 with 160,587 female students and 185,814 male students. This enrollment statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021. The following table compares the student population for both undergraduate and graduate schools between best Undergraduate Engineering schools.
Among the best Undergraduate Engineering schools, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has the most enrolled students of 52,679, while California Institute of Technology has the least number of students of 2,240 for both in graduate and undergraduate programs.
Student Population Comparison Between Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology11,2546,597 4,657
2Stanford University15,9538,648 7,305
3University of California-Berkeley42,32720,321 22,006
4California Institute of Technology2,2401,402 838
5Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus39,77127,482 12,289
5University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign52,67928,685 23,994
7Carnegie Mellon University13,5197,683 5,836
7Cornell University23,62011,468 12,152
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor47,90723,820 24,087
10Purdue University-Main Campus46,65526,714 19,941
10The University of Texas at Austin50,47622,994 27,482
Total346,401 185,814160,587

Undergraduate Student Population

The total undergraduate population of best Undergraduate Engineering schools is 221,119 with 108,909 female students and 112,210 male students. The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate enrollment between best Undergraduate Engineering schools.
Among the best Undergraduate Engineering schools, The University of Texas at Austin has the most enrolled undergraduate students of 40,048, while California Institute of Technology has the least number of undergraduate students of 901.
Undergraduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology4,3612,282 2,079
2Stanford University6,3663,124 3,242
3University of California-Berkeley30,79914,178 16,621
4California Institute of Technology901490 411
5Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus16,56110,050 6,511
5University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign33,68318,161 15,522
7Carnegie Mellon University6,6223,336 3,286
7Cornell University14,7436,781 7,962
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor31,32915,544 15,785
10Purdue University-Main Campus35,70620,548 15,158
10The University of Texas at Austin40,04817,716 22,332
Total221,119112,210108,909

Graduate Student Population

The total graduate population of best Undergraduate Engineering schools is 221,119 with 108,909 female students and 112,210 male students. The following table compares 2019-2020 graduate enrollment between best Undergraduate Engineering schools.
Among the best Undergraduate Engineering schools, The University of Texas at Austin has the most enrolled graduate students of 40,048, while California Institute of Technology has the least number of graduate students of 901.
Graduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology4,3612,282 2,079
2Stanford University6,3663,124 3,242
3University of California-Berkeley30,79914,178 16,621
4California Institute of Technology901490 411
5Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus16,56110,050 6,511
5University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign33,68318,161 15,522
7Carnegie Mellon University6,6223,336 3,286
7Cornell University14,7436,781 7,962
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor31,32915,544 15,785
10Purdue University-Main Campus35,70620,548 15,158
10The University of Texas at Austin40,04817,716 22,332
Total221,119112,210108,909

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

The following table compares 2019-2020 distance learning enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs between best Undergraduate Engineering schools. In undergraduate programs, out of total 220,218 students, 92,717 students (42.10%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 109,172 students (49.57%) have learned from at least one online course. For graduate schools, out of total 123,943 students, 45,039 students (36.34%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 44,280 students (35.73%) have learned from at least one online course.
Online Course (Distance Learning) Population Comparison Between Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools
RankNameUndergraduateGraduate
TotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online ClassesTotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online Classes
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology4,361 3,570
(81.86%)
791
(18.14%)
6,893 3,816
(55.36%)
3,077
(44.64%)
2Stanford University6,366 - -9,587 - 936
(9.76%)
3University of California-Berkeley30,799 25,059
(81.36%)
5,718
(18.57%)
11,528 6,380
(55.34%)
4,007
(34.76%)
4California Institute of TechnologyCalifornia Institute of Technology does not offer online courses.
5Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus16,561 1,339
(8.09%)
14,353
(86.67%)
23,210 12,993
(55.98%)
7,342
(31.63%)
5University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign33,683 19,291
(57.27%)
14,313
(42.49%)
18,996 11,337
(59.68%)
5,793
(30.50%)
7Carnegie Mellon University6,622 - 50
(0.76%)
6,897 15
(0.22%)
366
(5.31%)
7Cornell University14,743 4,485
(30.42%)
10,242
(69.47%)
8,877 1,682
(18.95%)
5,884
(66.28%)
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor31,329 12,185
(38.89%)
19,050
(60.81%)
16,578 3,832
(23.11%)
8,411
(50.74%)
10Purdue University-Main Campus35,706 5,074
(14.21%)
26,603
(74.51%)
10,949 3,235
(29.55%)
3,362
(30.71%)
10The University of Texas at Austin40,048 21,714
(54.22%)
18,052
(45.08%)
10,428 1,749
(16.77%)
5,102
(48.93%)
Average220,218 92,717
(42.10%)
109,172
(49.57%)
123,943 45,039
(36.34%)
44,280
(35.73%)
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