Impact Data

As a result of EOE programs and initiatives, historically underrepresented student enrollment in the Cockrell School of Engineering has increased substantially over the past four decades— from 94 underrepresented students in 1971 to 1,099 in 2012 — and the numbers continue to increase. EOE's vision is to create programs that help retain a student body in Texas Engineering that reflects the diversity of the college-age population in the state of Texas.


In U.S. for B.S. engineering degrees awarded to underrepresented minority students


Prospective students visited Texas Engineering through the EOE Program


Current students benefited from EOE academic programs

For detailed information on Fall 2021 enrollment, historical trends by department and graduation rates, view our Recruiting Diverse Engineering Students Presentation.

2018-19 EOE Highlights

  • UT Austin ranks fifth in the nation in producing undergraduate engineering degrees for minority groups, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
  • EOE recruitment initiatives served more than 3,500 students and provided more than 825 students with the opportunity to visit The University of Texas at Austin and learn about engineering.
  • EOE academic initiatives served more than 700 Texas Engineering students to help establish a strong academic foundation and promote the formation of a peer support network.
  • EOE professional development and leadership initiatives served more than 1,100 Texas Engineering students to provide them with maximum exposure to engineering professionals working in industry.
  • EOE initiatives were led by four full-time staff members, 60-65 Engineering Peer Leaders (students) and more than 80 student volunteers.
  • More than 130 professionals volunteered to participate in EOE initiatives. They dedicated time, shared knowledge and provided guidance to pre-college and college students who have interests in engineering.