Facts and Figures

2021-22 Student Enrollment

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Founded as the School of Engineering in 1965 with just two faculty members and 75 students declaring engineering majors; the school today serves more than 4,500 students (3,734 undergraduates and 996 graduates) enrolled in 11 undergraduate degree majors and 11 graduate degree programs. The school was renamed The Henry Samueli School of Engineering in 1999 after Samueli, co-founder, chairman and chief technical officer of Broadcom Inc., made a generous donation.

2021-22 Faculty Growth


Faculty members are scholars and leaders in their disciplines and have achieved worldwide honors and recognition for their pioneering research and dedicated teaching. More than a third are fellows in professional societies, 16 are members of the National Academy of Engineering and one is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. The school has 10 endowed chairs, 18 Distinguished Professors, five Chancellor’s Professors and two Chancellor’s Fellows.

2021-22 Undergraduate Diversity


The school’s emphasis on hands-on learning is attracting high-achieving students who want more than a classroom experience. Our diverse undergraduate population includes 38% first-generation, 28% female and 26% underrepresented college students. This past year, the school granted 996 bachelor's degrees, 39 master's of engineering degrees, 169 master's degrees and 84 doctorates.

2021-22 New Sponsored Research


Research is integral to the school’s mission to educate students and benefit society. Engineering faculty pursue investigations that are timely, socially responsible and forward thinking. They work in partnership with industry and state and federal agencies to promote the transfer of research to applications that improve lives. More than two-thirds of undergraduate students actively participate in faculty-led projects. Current research thrusts include environmental sustainability, human health, materials and manufacturing, and mobility and communications.

2021-22 Rankings


The Samueli School of Engineering is ranked 21st in U.S. News & World Report's current listing of best public engineering graduate schools. Its undergraduate program is ranked 24th among publics. Rankings are based on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty at ABET-accredited programs in which a doctorate is the terminal degree.

2021-22 Donor Support


Private support from the community, alumni and corporations was $4.7 million in 2021-22. Gifts to the Samueli School help fund scholarships and fellowships for students, exciting research activities being conducted by faculty and graduate students, STEM outreach and critical academic programs.