Fast Facts

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CSEE Fast Facts, 2013-2014

  • At the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year, the department had 867 undergraduate majors in Computer Science and 326 in Computer Engineering. It had 162 graduate students in Computer Science, 49 in Electrical Engineering, 37 in Computer Engineering and 50 in Systems Engineering.
  • The CSEE Department has 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty, one professor of the practice, 10 research faculty, four full-time lecturers and over 20 affiliate and part-time adjunct faculty.
  • In 2013 we awarded 139 Bachelor of Science degrees, 49 Master of Science degrees and 19 Ph.D. degrees.
  • UMBC ranks fourth among U.S. research universities in the production of IT degrees and certificates, according to U.S. Department of Education data. The data also shows UMBC ranking #21 in MS, and #31 in PhD IT degree production.
  • The 2010 NRC ranking of PhD programs ranked both our established programs highly compared to other PhD programs in their disciplines, with the Electrical Engineering program at the 68th percentile and Computer Science at the 62nd percentile.  Our Computer Engineering PhD program was not ranked because it is relatively new and did not have enough historical data.
  • About 51% of UMBC students are majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) area.
  • In 2014 UMBC was recognized for the fourth year in a row as a national leader in higher education by the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges Guide.
  • UMBC is one of 75 public institutions in the United States recognized in 2014 by The Princeton Review as a “Best Value College” offering a combination of educational excellence and affordability.
  • The 2010 book Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus features UMBC as a school where students can receive a first-class undergraduate education at a reasonable price. “Of all the research universities we’ve visited, [UMBC] is the place that has most capably connected research with undergraduate education.” Hacker is a Queens College professor and Dreifus is a New York Times writer and Columbia University professor.