Reston, VA - As expected, BS degrees in engineering continued to grow from 2009.
Overall, there was an increase of 4,208 degrees. Master's degrees went up 3% and Doctorate
degrees increased a modest 3.8%.
The number of women receiving BS degrees went up in number and percentage for the first time in three years. Women have also hit ten year highs in Master's and Doctoral degrees - 9,708 and 2,073 respectively.
Degrees in aerospace, bioengineering, civil, nuclear, chemical, computer and mechanical rose. Electrical and electronic degrees declined but only slightly.
The number of foreign nationals who are receiving Bachelor's degrees continued its three year increase to 4,948. They encompass 42% of master's degrees and 53% of doctorate degrees.
This information comes from the latest Engineering & Technology Degrees, 2010 survey
undertaken by the Engineering Workforce Commission. For more information on salaries, plus
information on engineers enrolled in or graduating from engineering schools, please go to the
Engineering Workforce Commission web site at http://www.ewc-online.org or call us directly at 1-888-400-2237.
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