The Cockrell School's Fall 2013 enrollment totaled 5,612 undergraduate and 2,162 graduate students.

Cockrell School senior faculty constitute the fourth highest membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the nation’s highest honor for engineers.

At the Cockrell School, 70 percent of undergraduate classes are taught by tenured and tenured-track faculty.

The Cockrell School awards a larger percentage of undergraduate degrees to Hispanics and African Americans than other top-ranked public university engineering programs.

The Cockrell School of Engineering has 137 named endowed chairs and professorships for faculty members.

In 2010, more than $150 million in expenditures were provided from external funding resources for research conducted by Cockrell School faculty members and students.

About the Cockrell School of Engineering

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is a top ranked epicenter of engineering education, and knowledge creation and distribution. Comprised of renowned educators, researchers and thought leaders, the Cockrell School addresses the grand challenges of the world, drives economic progress and improves quality of life.

With nine internationally recognized undergraduate programs and thirteen acclaimed graduate degree programs, the Cockrell School propels research and innovation, develops transformative technologies and cultivates solutions to advance society.

Situated in the heart of Austin, Texas, the Cockrell School directly benefits from being located in one of the most rapidly growing innovative technology hubs in the country. In 2010, Forbes attributed the Cockrell School as one of two "secret weapons" in ranking Austin the second most innovative city in the country. Companies such as Dell, National Instruments, IBM, Freescale Semiconductor and others recruit the intellectual capital produced at the Cockrell School.

Notable alumni around the world inspire prestige and pride in the Cockrell School, building life-long relationships with the school and the university. Their loyalty is demonstrated through leadership on departmental advisory councils, and their generosity ensures the educational momentum of our students and faculty through scholarships, fellowships and endowments.


The Cockrell School of Engineering aspires to be a top global leader in innovative engineering education while engaging in research that addresses global challenges of the 21st century, drives economic progress and improves quality of life.


It is our mission to educate leaders of the future in technology, industry, business and other professions, who will thrive in a globally competitive environment. The school creates knowledge that produces technology innovation through leading-edge disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, and distributes knowledge generated through research using the school’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, strategic engagement with industry in the U.S. and abroad, and life-long engineering education.

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Dean of Engineering

Sharon L. Wood is the ninth dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas Austin.

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