Profiles Instructions

Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Instructions

Welcome to the 2021 Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Survey

Click here for a PDF preview of the current survey (this is a preview only, the actual survey is only available on the survey.asee.org site):

The survey is open for entry from September 21, 2021 to January 31, 2022. As in prior years, we will work with institutions and provide extended deadlines upon request. The spreadsheet component of the survey (Section G) must be downloaded, completed, and uploaded through the Spreadsheet Submission Link (link available starting November 1, 2021). If you encounter issues during data entry, please note the section in the survey and send us an email at data@asee.org.

We have also created an Institutional Policy section of the survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) HRD ADVANCE Adaptation award #1760002. This information will be published by institution. The Engineering Deans Gender Equity project (https://edge.asee.org/) provided input into the policy questions asked based on promising practices surfaced in the project activities. The section instructions are contained fully in the online survey system and were designed to solicit important information but be minimally burdensome on institutions. Please direct any questions about this section directly to j.roy@asee.org.

Timeline for Profiles 2021

  1. Survey Opens: September 21. Institutions can register and begin filling out the survey. If you have participated last year, your data has been imported and used in the spreadsheet as well.
  2. Spreadsheet/Flatfile Submission Open & Data Preview reports available: December 1, 2021. Beginning on this day, we will update the preview reports with spreadsheet and online survey data each week so institutions can have a final pdf of their data, as well as something to check before final submission.
  3. Research Expenditures: For Institutions which plan on submitting data to US News for their ranking of engineering doctoral programs, we will begin to compare results submitted to ASEE with those submitted to US News prior to the close of the survey. Institutions can update their data before January 31, 2022.
  4. Survey Close: January 31, 2022.
  5. Validation Period: February 1 to March 15. Institutions will be contacted to respond any questions ASEE IR&A staff have.
  6. Preliminary Release Data in the EDMS: March 15. The EDMS will show 2021 data. Institutions will be able to update, as needed, until July 15, 2022. Data corrected after this date will not be reflected in the Profiles Publication. Data corrections for Profiles 2021 submitted after this data will be reflected in the EDMS (with a note on the change in the data log).
  7. Final 2021 Data: August 15, 2022. All data will be available in the EDMS by this for Profiles 2021 including federal data on ABET accredited non-participating institutions for degrees awarded.
  8. Engineering and Engineering by the Numbers published: June 1, 2022.
  9. Profiles Publication available to participating Institution: September 15, 2022.

This timeline was built based on our experience for Profiles 2020; due to the on-going unique circumstances, ASEE’s trajectories for rolling out features illustrated in the timeline above may be subject to change. We will communicate adjustments as they happen. Our most immediate channel for these communications is under the Help tab when you login to survey.asee.org. We will also email the ASEE data mailing list but limit these communications to 2 per month at most.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found at http://ira.asee.org/profiles-faq/
For information on the pricing structure for the survey, please visit: https://ira.asee.org/profiles-pricing/



Please note: for all participating institutions, you will need to complete the Pre-Survey section in order to continue with any other sections of the survey. If you have completed this survey in 2020, a number of fields have been pre-populated based on your 2020 responses. Please follow the instructions on each page carefully to ensure accurate data entry for your 2021 information.

If you are a new participant for this survey, please gather the appropriate information for the following sections to be able to complete relevant information and continue to the subsequent survey sections:

  • Department names for the engineering programs and/or engineering technology programs
  • Degree programs by departments
  • Research center information, including name, class, head of the center, and discipline

In some sections of the survey, you will be presented with reporting data disaggregated by gender categories. Learn more about the different gender category options below.

Detailed instructions of the survey can be found below.

Instruction Sections

Data Collection Time Frames

Please observe the following data collection periods:

Fall 2021: institution enrollments, engineering college enrollments, engineering technology college enrollments, faculty head counts, admission requirements and recommendations, and personnel information.

July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021: Degrees awarded

Please report research expenditures based on your most recently completed fiscal year ending in 2021. Instructions and FAQ here: https://ira.asee.org/profiles-of-engineering-and-engineering-technology-instructions/research%20expenditures/

Please report student expenses for the 9-month academic year beginning in Fall 2021.

Gender Options

Many of your student and faculty counts will be recorded on a spreadsheet that is available through a download link at the bottom of the page. Before you provide demographic data on faculty and students in your programs, you will have the opportunity to choose the from two different options of gender categories presented as two different download links. This choice will effect every demographic display of the survey.

Gender Category Options:

  • Male/Female (Binary Gender Excel Template)
  • Male/Female/Non-binary Gender/Another Gender or Unknown (Expanded Gender Excel Spreadsheet)

If you choose the binary gender option spreadsheet, you are reporting data to ASEE as it would be reported to the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Post-Secondary Education System (IPEDS) survey. Gender for individuals (student or faculty) which is unknown would be reported in a category (male or female) selected by the institution. Under this option, institutions should include counts for all individuals in the required cells.

If you select the expanded gender option spreadsheet, every demographic table in the spreadsheet will be displayed with the four gender categories. Please select the most appropriate label that is closest to the way in which your institution collects gender information

This change has been made in response to a request from institutions to reflect their changing student and faculty composition. Please see the technical review panel discussion from 2016 for more information about the collection of gender information at a national level.

When you have completed the survey and survey spreadsheet, please submit and upload the spreadsheet through the Spreadsheet Submission Link.

Pre-Survey Questions

The two pre-survey questions are to help situate where engineering and engineering technology programs are located in your institution.

Please answer which type of programs you are reporting (engineering, engineering technology or both). Also, answer whether you are reporting all of each type of program.


Help Sections – Institutional Profile

Institution Name and Mailing Address – Section 1 of 5 [Institution Profile]

Provide the institution name, main mailing address, telephone, fax number, and the institution’s main Internet web site address. Please note that your institution name will appear in the published directories just as you have entered it here.

Institution Type and Setting — Section 2 of 5 [Institution Profile]

Provide information on the type of institution, academic year, and setting of the main engineering campus.

Then, if the main engineering campus is located in a city with population over 100,000 provide the name of that city and its population. If the main engineering campus is located in a city with population under 100,000, then provide the name of the nearest city with population 100,000 or greater, the distance between campus and that city, and the population of that city.

Total Enrollment — Section 3 of 5 [Institution Profile]

Provide total undergraduate, graduate, and professional enrollment figures for the institution (i.e. law, veterinary and medical students).

A professional degree is generally a college degree that allows you to work in a certain profession. There are some types of employment that are not open to people without a professional degree. For instance you can’t be a doctor, a nurse, a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner without obtaining the appropriate degrees first. In most cases, some fields require a professional degree before you can even be considered for hire in your chosen career. Further, many licensing agencies, may not agree to give testing or licensing to those who don’t have a degree.

Also, indicate non-engineering degree-granting colleges for the institution from the list provided. If the colleges are not listed, provide those colleges in the space marked ‘Other.’ If more than four are present, place two per ‘Other’ field, separated by a semi-colon.

Student Expenses — Section 4 of 5 [Institution Profile]

Select the student group that makes the most sense for how your institution charges for tuition and fees.  For ‘Other Group(s),’ specify the name(s) of the group(s) in a footnote (located on the page after the table for entering tuition and fee values).

Estimate the expenses for a full-time, first-year undergraduate and graduate engineering student for the nine-month, academic year (excluding summer), based upon an average course load. Give amounts in whole U.S. dollars.

Tuition: Amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit.
Required fees: Fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception. Do not include application fees or optional fees such as lab fees or parking fees.

Room and board (charges)—on campus: Assume double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or maximum meal plan).

Books and supplies (costs): Average cost of books and supplies. Do not include unusual costs for special groups of students (e.g., engineering or art majors), unless they constitute the majority of students at your institution.

Other expenses (costs): Include average costs for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required fee), and furnishings.

Student Admissions Information — Section 5 of 5 [Institution Profile]

Describe the entrance requirements and recommended qualifications for prospective engineering students at your institution. Discuss any application fees, deadlines, grade-point averages, specific prerequisite degrees, transcripts, letters of recommendation, SAT or other entrance examinations, and recommended, competitive, or required scores or percentiles.

Help Sections – Personnel Profile

Personnel Profile

The institution’s engineering faculty and personnel are collected in this screen. If the institution has participated in past ASEE surveys, the faculty and personnel may already be provided.

Enter the ASEE Survey primary and secondary contact names.

Please provide the requested information for each staff member. Please fill in the Gender and Race/Ethnicity categories, especially for leadership positions. This allows us to address a number of questions about college leadership about representation of different groups in these positions.

We’ve added ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE DEAN for types of personnel in order to address a request from some institutions that they be able to report this administrative dean positions. Please use those instead of selecting “Head of Engineering College” for individuals who are in Associate Dean and Assistant Dean positions (including named positions like Associate Dean of Research, Assistant Dean of Finance).

Engineering Personnel Positions
Head of Engineering College
Head of Second Engineering College
Engineering Department Chairs
Heads of Engineering-related Research Centers
Undergraduate Engineering Admission Inquiries Contact
Graduate Engineering Admission Inquiries Contact
Engineering College Inquiries Contact

Engineering Technology Personnel Positions
Head of Engineering Technology College or Unit
Engineering Technology Department Chairs
Engineering Technology College Admissions Inquiries Contact
Engineering Technology College Inquiries Contact

Other Personnel Positions
Campus Head of the Institution

Associate Dean

Assistant Dean

Help Sections – Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Profile

Location — Section 1 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Profile]

List out the names of the colleges where the engineering technology program(s) is/are located.

Degrees Offered — Section 2 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Profile]

Select the appropriate box for the degrees offered at your institution.

Degrees Requirements — Section 3 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Profile]

Describe the requirements for each engineering degree (bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral) offered by the institution.

If different departments have different requirements, please explain the differences. Include the number of credit hours required for each. Indicate whether project, report, thesis, or non-thesis options are available; the nature of the thesis or other requirement; and whether or not that requirement may be fulfilled in absentia. Include information about all variants of a degree.

Department Information — Section 4 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Profile]

You should see a set of fields for each engineering department/program you listed earlier in the survey.  When you move to the next page, you will see a set a fields for each engineering technology department/program you listed earlier in the survey.

Select, from the pull-down window, each department’s degree awarding level(s). Note: the options are awards only undergraduate degrees (Undergraduate), awards only graduate degrees (Graduate) or awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees (Both).

Enter the name of the department chairperson

Select, from the pull-down window, the discipline category which best represents the predominate discipline of the engineering department (discipline categories list below).

Do not enter degree programs in the department list. You will be given the opportunity to enter degree programs in the following three screens.

Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral Degree Programs — Section 5, 6, 7 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

For each department you provided earlier in the survey, there is a set of fields to enter in all the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral programs within each department.  Only list the degree programs that exist in your department and leave the other boxes blank.

For each degree program, write out the name of the degree program in the first field. Select the Discipline that best matches that program.  Provide the 4 digit CIP code (in the XX.XX format) that you report to IPEDS and that best represents that degree program.

For all degree program names, please adhere to the following format when typing or updating the names of the institution’s degree programs: Degree Program Name (type of degree in parentheses), e.g.: Chemical Engineering (B.S.), Industrial Engineering (B.S.) /Chemical Engineering (M.S), Industrial Engineering (M.E.) / Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.), Industrial Engineering (D.E.). Do not list degree program names as acronyms nor should you abbreviate or truncate degree program names.

Research Centers – Section 8 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

Enter a new engineering-related research center or laboratory in the first column.  Do not enter departments in this list. Try not to list centers or laboratories as abbreviation or acronyms. Next, for each center or laboratory:

  1. Select, from the pull-down window, the discipline category which best represents the predominant engineering discipline of the center or laboratory (discipline categories list below).
  2. Enter the name of the individual in charge of this research center or laboratory.
  3. Select, from the pull-down window, the engineering discipline related to this research center or laboratory.

What is a research center or laboratory?

ASEE has adopted the definition of a research center developed by Dr. Robert S. Friedman and Dr. Renee C. Friedman at Pennsylvania State University. In a report on organized research centers, they use the following criteria to define a research center. A research center should:

  1. Receive budgetary support from internal and/or external sources independent of department allocation;
  2. Occupy temporary or permanently assigned space with access to university-operated physical facilities and support services;
  3. Be directed by an administrator drawn from faculty or equivalent ranks;
  4. Participate in the university’s broad-gauged educational functions, but not be degree-granting;
  5. Be more than a facilitator of research (such as a computer center or nuclear reactor), a diagnostic testing and/or evaluation unit servicing internal or external clients, or an institutional research and/or co-ordinating office.

Discipline Category Key (letter code)

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science (inside engineering)
  • Computer Science (outside engineering)
  • Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering (General)
  • Engineering Management
  • Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Other Engineering Disciplines
  • Petroleum Engineering

Research Center or Laboratory Classification

  1. Research center WITHIN the university system.
  2. Research center WITHIN the college of engineering.
  3. Research center WITHIN an engineering department.
  4. Research center OUTSIDE the university.

Research centers listed as “WITHIN an engineering department” on the Research Centers page of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school’s total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Student Organizations on Campus, Honor Societies, Underrepresented Student Groups — Sections 9, 10, 11 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

List each National Student Organization Group in the set of fields for National Group(s).  List each Student Organizational Group that is only at your institution in the set of fields for Organizations group(s) not listed above.  The data entered in previous years will be visible, so if any organizations are no longer represented on campus, click the box next to that organization’s name.

Other Student Support Groups — Section 12 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

Describe in a brief paragraph any other support programs for engineering students. Include orientation programs for first-year students/freshmen, transfer students, academic, and other counseling programs as well as summer programs directed toward strengthening a student’s background.

Student Design Projects Description – Section 13 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

Describe any engineering student design projects that may be offered at the institution. Include information on requirements, sponsorships, and the nature of the design project(s). If projects are specific to an engineering department, describe the design projects as they relate to that discipline.

Areas of Expertise by Department – Section 14 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

List up to 10 areas of expertise for each of your departments and programs.

College Description and Special Characteristics – Section 15 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

Describe any special characteristics of the undergraduate and graduate college of engineering programs that have not yet been provided. Include exchanges, consortia, facilities, 3-2 programs, joint or double majors, and any other information you would like to provide about the engineering college or the institution.

Teaching, Tenure Track Engineering Faculty: Full Professor Totals — Section 16 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: DEPARTMENT and Full Professors.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the DEPARTMENT worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be preloaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the head counts for all tenured and tenure-track full professors by race, ethnicity, and gender for each department/program at your institution. Include all teaching undergraduate and graduate engineering faculty at your institution. Do not include graduate teaching or research assistants, or summer term faculty.

Make sure you enter the Engineering full professors and the Engineering Technology full professors in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Teaching, Tenure Track Engineering Faculty: Associate Professor Totals — Section 17 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: DEPARTMENT and Assoc Professors.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the DEPARTMENT worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be preloaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the head counts for all tenured and tenure-track full professors by race, ethnicity, and gender for each department/program at your institution. Include all teaching undergraduate and graduate engineering faculty at your institution. Do not include graduate teaching or research assistants, or summer term faculty.

Make sure you enter the Engineering associate professors and the Engineering Technology associate professors in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Teaching, Tenure Track Engineering Faculty: Assistant Professor Totals — Section 18 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: DEPARTMENT and Asst Professors.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the DEPARTMENT worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be preloaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the head counts for all tenured and tenure-track full professors by race, ethnicity, and gender for each department/program at your institution. Include all teaching undergraduate and graduate engineering faculty at your institution. Do not include graduate teaching or research assistants, or summer term faculty.

Make sure you enter the Engineering assistant professors and the Engineering Technology assistant professors in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Teaching, Non-Tenure Track — Section 19 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: DEPARTMENT and Teach_Non-Tenure.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the DEPARTMENT worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be preloaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the head counts for the teaching, non-tenure track faculty (full-time, part- time, and full-time equivalent of part-time faculty) for each department in the list. Enter the full-time equivalent (FTE) of all part-time teaching personnel.

To calculate FTE of part-time personnel, first establish the institution’s full-time teaching load (FTL). Next, sum ALL credit hours taught by ALL part-time instructors WITHIN each department. Divide the total credit hours taught by the department’s part-time instructors by the FTL. The result is the FTE. (For each engineering department: FTE = credit hours taught by PT instructors / FTL)

NOTE: FTE of PT Personnel must always be less than the total PT Personnel. By definition, part-time is less than full-time. Do not include FT Personnel in the FTE.

Do not include any individual as part-time faculty whom you have already counted as full-time. Exclude summer term only faculty. Do not include graduate teaching or research assistants. Include ONLY teaching, engineering faculty at your institution.

Make sure you enter the Engineering and the Engineering Technology non-tenure track teachers in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Non-Teaching Engineering Faculty – Section 20 of 20 [Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Profile]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: DEPARTMENT and Non-Teaching.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the DEPARTMENT worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the head counts for the non-teaching, research faculty (full-time, part-time, and full-time equivalent of part-time faculty) for each department in the list. Enter the full-time equivalent (FTE) of all part-time engineering-related non-teaching, research personnel.

To calculate FTE, first establish the institution’s full-time work load (FTL) (e.g.: 40 hour work week). Next, sum ALL hours worked by ALL part-time research personnel WITHIN each department. Divide the total hours worked by the department’s part-time research personnel by the FTL . The result is the FTE. (For each engineering department: FTE = hours worked by PT research personnel / FTL)

NOTE: FTE of PT Personnel must always be less than the total PT Personnel. By definition, part-time is less than full-time. Do not include FT Personnel in the FTE.

Do not include any individual as part-time faculty whom you have already counted as full-time. Exclude summer term only faculty. Do not include graduate student appointments. Include ONLY non-teaching, engineering-related research faculty at your institution.

Make sure you enter the Engineering and the Engineering Technology non-tenure track teachers in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The total will be calculated as you enter the data.

Help Sections – Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology

New Applicants and Newly Enrolled Students — Section 1 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Provide the number of new applicants and newly enrolled degree candidates (excluding transfer students) in the engineering college or equivalent, specifically:

  1. The number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college,
  2. The number of applicants who were offered admission to the engineering college,
  3. Provide the number of students who actually enrolled for the fall term,
  4. Also provide the percentage of entering students who graduated in the top quarter of their high school classes.

For students newly enrolled, indicate the range of SAT and ACT scores for the middle 25th through the 75th percentile, or the middle 50%.

College Admissions Information for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents — Section 2 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Describe the undergraduate admissions requirements and procedures for prospective engineering students at your institution.

Discuss any application fees, deadlines, grade-point averages, specific prerequisite degrees, transcripts, letters of recommendation, SAT or other entrance examinations, and recommended, competitive, or required scores or percentiles.

College Admission Information for Non-Permanent Residents — Section 3 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Describe the admissions requirements and procedures for prospective foreign engineering students at your institution.

Discuss any special admission requirements not covered in other admission information section(s). Include specific deadlines, examinations (TOEFL, etc. and minimum scores), and any other special requirements.

Transfer Student Information — Section 4 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Please provide information about transfer students at the institution. Describe residency requirements.

Describe special engineering admission requirements for transfer students not covered in previous admissions sections. Describe any GPA or foreign language requirements for graduation.

Give the number of transfer students from two-year community/junior colleges where they were a full-time student. Give the number of transfer students from four-year colleges or universities where they were a full-time student.

Financial Aid — Section 5 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Check all financial aid forms required to apply for financial aid at the institution. If there are forms used at the institution that are not listed, list those forms under ‘Other 1‘ and ‘Other 2.’ If your institution does not offer financial aid, skip this question.

List or describe, in the field entitled ‘Additional Financial Aid Information,’ the types of financial aid available to engineering students. Include need-based scholarships/financial aid and part-time campus employment if available.

Dual Degree Programs — Section 6 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Provide a description of the dual degree programs available to undergraduate engineering students at the institution. Include, for example, enrollment and graduation requirements, the number of years required to complete the degrees and the degree types which are awarded.

Provide the number of engineering baccalaureate graduates who earned a dual degree at your institution for the survey year.

A dual degree program is a structured program of study by which a student receives a degree from two programs. This may include engineering programs offered jointly with programs from outside of the engineering college such as those from a school of business or medicine, etc. Dual degree program information should not simply include data on students who take double majors.

Program Comparisons — Section 7 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

The institution’s undergraduate degree programs will be listed above each set of fields.

If the degree program(s) do not appear as expected, using the drop down menu, return to the ‘Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Profile’, and select the ‘Bachelor’s Degree Programs’ spreadsheet to revise or add the entry.

Use the check box provided to confirm that the undergraduate degree program is ABET or CEAB accredited. Enter the nominal length (in years) and the average length of each program (in years). Select, from the pull-down list, Both, Morning, or Evening, according to when classes are offered for each undergraduate degree program. Select, from the pull-down list, None, Optional, or Required, to describe the Co-operative Program. If there is a co-op program, please indicate the number of students graduated who were enrolled in a co-op program.

Provide information in the greatest detail possible. Information should represent the status of degree programs for the survey year.

Freshman Engineering Enrollment — Section 8 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD and Fresh Enroll.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of freshmen men and women from each racial and ethnic group that enrolled in the fall semester for each program on a full-time and part-time basis. Figures should represent the current Fall enrollments

Make sure you enter the freshmen enrollments for Engineering and Engineering Technology in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

If any students enrolled, but were not associated with a specific program, you can return to the ‘College of Engineering Profile’ section, then the ‘Bachelor’s Degree Programs’ spreadsheet to create a program called “undeclared” or “College/School of Engineering” or a similar designation. Students can then be reported in this area.

Sophomore Engineering Enrollment — Section 9 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD and Soph Enroll.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be preloaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of sophomore men and women from each racial and ethnic group that enrolled in the fall semester for each program on a full-time and part-time basis. Figures should represent the current Fall Semester enrollments

Make sure you enter the sophomore enrollments for Engineering and Engineering Technology in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

If any students enrolled, but were not associated with a specific program, you can return to the ‘College of Engineering Profile’ section, then the ‘Bachelor’s Degree Programs’ spreadsheet to create a program called “undeclared” or “College/School of Engineering” or a similar designation. Students can then be reported in this area.

Junior Engineering Enrollment — Section 10 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD and Junior Enroll.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be preloaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of junior men and women from each racial and ethnic group that enrolled in the fall semester for each program on a full-time and part-time basis. Figures should represent the current Fall enrollments

Make sure you enter the junior enrollments for Engineering and Engineering Technology in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

If any students enrolled, but were not associated with a specific program, you can return to the ‘College of Engineering Profile’ section, then the ‘Bachelor’s Degree Programs’ spreadsheet to create a program called “undeclared” or “College/School of Engineering” or a similar designation. Students can then be reported in this area.

Senior Engineering Enrollment — Section 11 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD and Senior Enroll.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of senior men and women from each racial and ethnic group that enrolled in the fall semester for each program on a full-time and part-time basis. Figures should represent the current Fall enrollments

Make sure you enter the senior enrollments for Engineering and Engineering Technology in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

If any students enrolled, but were not associated with a specific program, you can return to the ‘College of Engineering Profile’ section, then the ‘Bachelor’s Degree Programs’ spreadsheet to create a program called “undeclared” or “College/School of Engineering” or a similar designation. Students can then be reported in this area.

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded– Section 12 of 12 [Undergraduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD and Bachelor Deg Awarded.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_UNDERGRAD worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of men and women from each racial and ethnic group that earned degrees in each program for the most recently completed academic year. ASEE defines the academic year starting July 1st and running through June 30th.

Help Sections – Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology

New Applicants and Enrolled Students — Section 1 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Provide the number of new applicants and newly enrolled degree candidates (excluding transfer students) in the engineering college or equivalent, specifically:

How many applications did you receive for the fall admission to the master’s and doctoral programs?

How many of these applicants for the master’s and doctoral programs were accepted for the fall admission?

How many of those accepted for the master’s and doctoral programs actually enrolled in the fall?

Make sure these totals entered match the totals entered into questions 55-57 of the U.S News Engineering Schools Statistical Survey for the fall of 2019 academic year.

College Admissions — Section 2 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Describe the graduate admissions requirements and procedures for prospective engineering students at the institution.

Discuss any application fees, deadlines, grade-point averages, specific prerequisite degrees, transcripts, letters of recommendation, entrance examinations, and recommended, competitive, or required scores or percentiles.

Other College Admissions Information — Page 3 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Describe the admissions requirements and procedures for prospective foreign graduate engineering students at the institution. Discuss any special admission requirements not covered in the first section. Include specific deadlines, examinations (TOEFL, etc. and minimum scores), and any other special requirements.

Transfer Student Information — Section 4 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Please provide information about graduate transfer students at the institution.

Describe special graduate engineering admission requirements for transfer students not covered in previous admissions sections. Describe any GPA or foreign language requirements for graduation.

Financial Aid — Section 5 of 17 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Check all financial aid forms required to apply for financial aid at the institution. If there are forms used at the institution that are not listed, list those forms under ‘Other 1‘ and ‘Other 2.’ If your institution does not offer financial aid, skip this question.

List or describe, in the field entitled ‘Additional Financial Aid Information,’ the types of financial aid available to engineering students. Include need-based scholarships/financial aid and part-time campus employment if available.

Dual Degree Programs – Section 6 of 18 [Graduate Engineering]

Provide a description of the dual degree programs available to graduate engineering students at the institution. Include, for example, enrollment and graduation requirements, the number of years required to complete the degrees and the degree types which are awarded. Provide the number of engineering master’s and doctoral graduates who earned a dual degree at your institution for the survey year.

A dual degree program is a structured program of study by which a student receives a degree from two programs. This may include engineering programs offered jointly with programs from outside of the engineering college such as those from a school of business or medicine, etc. Dual degree program information should not simply include data on students who take double majors.

Engineering-related Research Subject Areas — Section 7 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

Enter the research subject areas in the spaces provided.List up to 75 subject areas of engineering-related research in the space provided. As a guideline, include only those research projects: (1) with at least $50,000 worth of current research funding, and (2) with research being performed by more than one faculty member. Do not list areas of accepted doctoral thesis unless these meet the previous monetary and staff guidelines.

Engineering-related Research Description by Department– Section 8 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

List or describe the research for each department.

Engineering-related Research Description by Research Center– Section 9 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

List or describe the research for each research center.

Master’s Enrollment – Section 10 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_MASTERS and Masters Enroll.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_MASTERS worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of master’s level men and women from each racial and ethnic group that enrolled in the fall semester for each program on a full-time and part-time basis. Figures should represent the current Fall enrollments

Make sure you enter the master’s level enrollments for Engineering and Engineering Technology in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Doctoral Enrollment – Section 11 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_DOCTORAL and Doctoral Enroll.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_DOCTORAL worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of doctoral level men and women from each racial and ethnic group that enrolled in the fall semester for each program on a full-time and part-time basis. Figures should represent the current Fall enrollments

Make sure you enter the doctoral level enrollments for Engineering and Engineering Technology in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Master’s Degrees Awarded – Section 12 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_MASTERS and Masters Awarded.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_MASTERS worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of men and women from each racial and ethnic group that earned degrees in each program for the most recently completed academic year. ASEE defines the academic year starting July 1st and running through June 30th.

Make sure you enter the master’s degrees awarded for Engineering and Engineering Technology in the appropriate tables on the worksheet.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Master’s Degrees Awarded by Degree Type — Section 13 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_MASTERS and Masters Awarded by Type.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_MASTERS worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

For each degree program, enter the number of degrees awarded ‘with Thesis’ and the number of degrees awarded ‘without thesis or with project/ report’ for the most recently completed academic year.

Doctoral Degrees Awarded – Section 14 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: PROGRAM_DOCTORAL and Doctoral Awarded.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the PROGRAM_DOCTORAL worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

The previous year’s data should be pre-loaded in the spreadsheet for your reference. Enter the number of men and women from each racial and ethnic group that earned degrees in each program for the most recently completed academic year. ASEE defines the academic year starting July 1st and running through June 30th.

The totals will be calculated automatically as you enter the data.

Appointments by Department – Section 15 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: DEPARTMENT and Appointments_Dept.

Cut and paste the names listed on the survey webpage for each department into the DEPARTMENT worksheet.  In order for the data to be properly processed, the department names need to be exactly the same on the spreadsheet as entered into the online survey.

For each department, enter the number of appointments in the Appointments field and the average monthly stipend in the Stipend field for the following categories: Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships (TA), Research Assistantships (RA), and Other

These totals should match the totals entered for question 48 of the US News Engineering Schools Statistical Survey. To avoid double-counting when comparing the US News and ASEE totals, do not count ASEE-reported appointments in both a center and a department.

Appointments by Research Center– Section 16 of 18 [Graduate Engineering/Engineering Technology]

If you have already downloaded the spreadsheet, you do not need to download it again.

Please download the appropriate gender option Excel file linked in the survey footer and complete the following worksheets: RESEARCH_CENTER and Appointments_ResearchCtr.

Research expenditure instructions: https://ira.asee.org/profiles-of-engineering-and-engineering-technology-instructions/research%20expenditures/When you have completed the survey spreadsheet, please submit here: https://shinyapps.asee.org/apps/Upload App/

Federal Guidelines for Race/Ethnicity Classifications

American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as “Haitian” or “Negro” can be used in addition to “Black or African American.”

Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, “Spanish origin,” can be used in addition to “Hispanic or Latino.”

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Nonresident alien: A person who is not a citizen or a national of the United States and who is in this country on a visa or temporary basis and does not have the right to remain indefinitely.

Two or more: Any person who reported themselves as belonging to more than one of the race categories. These individuals should only be counted in this field and not any of the race categories.

Hispanic/Latino includes individuals of any race who identify as Hispanic or Latino. The five race categories include only persons who reported one of those fields as their sole race and did not report Hispanic/Latino ethnicity.

Nonresident aliens should not be included in any of the race or ethnicity fields.

Canadian institutions should report students under two categories: Unknown and Nonresident Alien. Please report all Canadian/Permanent Residents under Unknown.

ASEE Engineering/Engineering Technology Disciplines

ASEE Engineering Discipline Categories

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science (inside engineering)
  • Computer Science (outside engineering)*
  • Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering (General)
  • Engineering Management
  • Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Other Engineering Disciplines
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Other (non-engineering) disciplines+

+ Other non-engineering disciplines includes programs housed in a college of engineering that are not engineering programs (and will not be included in the engineering total counts).

*Computer Science (outside engineering) is for computer science information that is housed outside the college of engineering.  This information will not be added to the engineering total.

ASEE Engineering Technology Discipline Categories

  • Aerospace Engineering Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology
  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology (General)
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Other Engineering Technology Disciplines

Other Definitions

Full-time staff: As defined by the institution. The type of appointment at the snapshot determines whether an employee is full-time or part-time. The employee’s term of contract is not considered in making the determination of full- or part-time.

Full-time student: Undergraduate: A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits or 12 or more quarter credits or 24 or more clock hours a week each term
Graduate: A student enrolled for 9 or more semester credits or 9 or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full-time by the institution.

Non-tenure track, teaching faculty: Persons identified by the institution as such as typically those whose initial assignments are made for the purpose of conducting instructions as a principle activity (or activities). They may hold academic rank titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer, or the equivalent of any of those academic ranks. Graduate instruction (teaching) and research assistants are not included in this category.

Part-time student: Undergraduate: A student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter hours or less that 24 clock hours a week each term.
Graduate: A student enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits.

Research personnel: An occupational category used to classify persons whose specific assignments customarily are made for the purpose of conducting research. Regardless of title, academic rank, these employees formally spend the majority of their time conducting research (exclude tenure/tenure-track faculty from this count).

Tuition: The amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit

Tuition and fees (published charges): The amount of tuition and required fees covering a full academic year most frequently charged to students. These values represent what a typical student would be charged and may not be the same for all students at an institution. If tuition is charged on a per-credit-hour basis, the average full-time credit hour load for an entire academic year is used to estimate average tuition. Required fees include the fixed sum charged that are required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does not pay the charges is an exception.