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Cover of the Fall 2010 Annual Report issue


FALL 2010

BY THE NUMBERS: 2009-2010

Educational excellence
U.S. News and World Report rankings:

  • 13th — undergraduate program

  • 15th — graduate program

  • Most academic departments rank in the top 20; some rank in the top 5.

Faculty excellence

  • 2 professors named to the Institute of Medicine

  • 22 professors named to the National Academy of Engineering

  • 3 professors named to the National Academy of Sciences

  • 79 faculty recipients of National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, PECASE, or CAREER awards

Annual enrollment

  • Approximately 3,600 undergraduate students

  • Approximately 1,500 graduate students

  • Approximately 10,000 professional engineering education students

Research excellence

  • 128 invention disclosures to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in 2009-2010 fiscal year

  • 10 consecutive years of more than 100 patent disclosures

  • 44 research centers

  • 16 research consortia with more than 280 industrial and governmental members

Facts and figures

The UW-Madison College of Engineering is among the nation’s top colleges of engineering. Our entrepreneurial faculty and staff conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary research in myriad fields, including energy, the environment, nanotechnology, healthcare and medicine, among many others. College centers and consortia work directly with industry and government to identify and solve key engineering challenges. The Department of Engineering Professional Development annually delivers a broad menu of continuing education courses and professional master’s degrees to more than 10,000 students.

With opportunities to study under our internationally renowned faculty and research staff, our graduate students are among the world’s elite. They are highly sought for faculty positions at major universities and for leadership and technical roles in government and industry.

Through classroom and extracurricular activities, our undergraduates build disciplinary excellence with a multidisciplinary, multicultural perspective. Through team projects and leadership opportunities, they gain an understanding of the societal context of engineering and embrace an ethic of service to the profession and to the world.

Total expenditures

Research $122,000,000
Instruction and Education 44,095,000
Engineering and Professional Development 13,577,000
Alumni and Industrial Gift Funds 8,373,000

TOTAL $188,045,000

Research expenditures by source

Total funding by source

Federal, 62%. Industry, 23%. University Budget, 11%. Graduate School, 4%. Federal, 49%. Industry, 18%. Tuition, 10%. Engineering Professional Development, 8%, UW-Foundation, 7%, State Taxes, 7%, Other, 1%.
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