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By The Numbers

Enrollment

  • Enrollment has grown 227 percent to about 5,600 students since 2005.
  • The freshmen class grew from less than 400 students to more than 1,400 in 10 years.
College enrollment figures: Out of 36,1055 UA students, 5,105 are in the College of Engineering. 4,771 are undergraduate students while 331 are graduate students.
College enrollment figures: Out of 36,1055 UA students, 5,105 are in the College of Engineering. 4,771 are undergraduate students while 331 are graduate students.

Students

  • The 2014 freshmen class enrolled 61 National Merit and Achievement Scholars, more than the freshmen class of 287 entire universities.
  • Nearly 54 percent of undergraduate students received merit‐based scholarships in 2015‐16.
  • The average ACT score for freshmen in 2015 was 29.8, an increase of 5 points since 2005.
  • Freshmen in 2014 had an average high school GPA of 3.8, more than the 3.65 in 2008.
  • In the UA Honor’s College, three out of every 10 students is from the College of Engineering.
Cooperative Education student participation: 67% in state, 33% out of state
The average starting salary for college graduates is $61,500.

Achievements

  • The 592 degrees awarded in 2014‐15 is 86 percent more than a decade ago.
  • The median starting salary for College of Engineering graduates in 2015 was $61,000, near the national average.
Top 10 in Goldwater Scholars nationwide in the past 10 years
No. 1 in Hollings Scholars nationwide in the past 10 years

Demographics

ETHNICITY (undergraduate only)

  • African American/Black - 9 percent
  • Asian – 2 percent
  • Hispanic – 3 percent
  • International – 4 percent
  • Other/Undesignated – 3 percent
  • White – 79 percent
  • Students come from 45 states, Puerto Rico and at least 25 countries.
Top 10 in Goldwater Scholars nationwide in the past 10 years