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.

Dean & Leadership Team

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Sharon L. Wood

Sharon L. Wood became the ninth dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in September 2014, after serving as interim dean for one year. She holds the Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #14 and the Jack and Beverly Randall Dean's Chair for Excellence in Engineering.

Prior to her appointment as dean, Wood served as the chair of the school’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering for five years and she is a former director of the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, one of the nation’s leading research centers in the large-scale study of the behavior of bridges, buildings and structural components. She joined the Cockrell School faculty in 1996.

Wood is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and vice president of the American Concrete Institute. She has been nationally recognized for her research on the earthquake response of reinforced concrete structures. Her research interests include improving the structural response of reinforced concrete buildings, design and evaluation of bridges, and development of passive sensors for infrastructure systems. She has served on federal advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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