With 280 tenure/tenure-track faculty members, 680 staff members, 8,000 students and 70,000 alumni living worldwide, the Cockrell School of Engineering boasts one of the largest and strongest engineering communities in the nation. The school consists of seven academic departments offering 11 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate degree programs, and the engineering research enterprise is funded by $278 million in annual expenditures across two UT campuses.


Best Graduate Engineering Program in the U.S.
U.S. News and World Report


Best Undergraduate Engineering Program in the U.S.
U.S. News and World Report


Best Engineering Program in the World
Academic Ranking of World Universities


Texas Engineering is one of the best programs in the nation and the best in Texas, with several discipline-specific programs consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation. The recognition speaks for itself:

  • No. 11 best engineering undergraduate program in the nation (U.S. News and World Report)
  • No. 8 best engineering graduate program in the nation (U.S. News and World Report)
  • No. 10 best engineering program in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities)
  • No. 5 producer of minority B.S. engineering graduates in the nation (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • No. 14 producer of women B.S. engineering graduates in the nation (American Society for Engineering Education)
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Entering freshmen have an average SAT (or equivalent) score of over 1400, and most graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class. On average, 10 percent are valedictorians or salutatorians.

By the Numbers:

  • Approximately 6,000 undergraduate students enrolled
  • Approximately 2,000 graduate students enrolled
  • $11,000 per year for Texas residents (approximate tuition cost)
  • 1,500+ scholarships (totaling $5.6 million) provided to Cockrell School students every year
  • 80+ engineering student organizations
  • 90 percent of undergraduate students intern or conduct research during their degree program
  • 90+ percent of B.S. graduates receive job offers or attend grad school upon graduation
  • $77,000+ average starting salary for Texas Engineering B.S. graduates
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National medal winners, national academy members, award-winning teachers, world-changing inventors — these are the professors who teach and conduct research in the Cockrell School of Engineering. Among the Texas Engineering faculty community are:

  • 40+ current and emeritus members of the National Academy of Engineering
  • 1 recipient of the Nobel Prize (John Goodenough, 2019 prize in chemistry)
  • 3 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
  • 1 recipient of the National Medal of Science
  • 2 members of the National Academy of Medicine
  • 2 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 90+ junior faculty members have received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award, considered the nation's top honor for young faculty (since 2000)
  • Inventors of the lithium-ion battery, selective laser sintering (3D printing), the diabetes monitoring device, the anthrax and whooping cough vaccines, and much more.
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The Texas Engineering alumni community — over 70,000 strong — consists of corporate and thought leaders that are behind some of the most influential innovations of the last hundred years. From Rex Tillerson (B.S. CE 1975), the former ExxonMobil CEO and U.S. Secretary of State, to Ervin Perry (M.S. CE 1961; Ph.D. CE 1964), the first African American faculty member at any major university in the South, the Cockrell School has produced a distinguished community of graduates.

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