By jhellega

The faculty of FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing is among the most productive in the country, according to the newly published 2011 edition of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Profiles of Engineering & Engineering Technology Colleges, which collects data from more than 350 engineering schools.

The college’s faculty was ranked ninth in the country and first in Florida in terms of productivity, which is based on the number of engineering graduates per faculty member.

The college was also recognized for being second largest in the country in number of Bachelor of Science degrees awarded in computer science (tying University of California, San Diego for second behind the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The college is in the top 10 among engineering schools in terms of the diversity of its student body, coming in third in number of B.S. degrees awarded to Hispanics (first in the continental United States), and tied for eighth in B.S. degrees awarded to African-Americans.

“In less than three decades, our college has grown exponentially both in quantity and quality of its programs,” College of Engineering & Computing Dean Amir Mirmiran said. “At FIU we celebrate diversity as it is interwoven with the fabric of our student body and faculty.”

ASEE publishes the leading data on engineering colleges in the United States including both individual college statistics and national trends. This data is published annually in the Profiles of Engineering Colleges book sent to all ASEE deans and available online.

Below is a summary of how the FIU College of Engineering & Computing ranked in various areas.



Top 10

  • B.S. Degrees in Computer Science (Inside Engineering): second in the nation after the UIUC, tied with UC-San Diego (first n Florida)
  • B.S. Degrees to Hispanics: third after University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and Polytechnic of Puerto Rico (first in continental U.S.)
  • B.S. Degrees to African-Americans: tied for eighth with University of Maryland at College Park and City University of NY (second in Florida after the University of Florida)
  • Faculty Productivity — Highest Ratio of BS Degrees Relative to Faculty Size: ninth (highest in Florida)

 Top 20

  • Highest Percentage of Doctoral Degrees to Foreign Nationals: 14th
  • B.S. Degrees in Computer Engineering: 16th (second in Florida, after UF, tied with University of Central Florida)

Top 25

  • B.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering: 21st (third in Florida, after UF and UCF)
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 25th largest (third in Florida, after UCF and UF)

Top 50

  • B.S. Degrees to Women: 30th (2nd in Florida after UF)
  • B.S. Degrees in all Engineering Fields: 36th (third in Florida, after UF and UCF)
  • B.S. Degrees in Civil Engineering: 46th