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 was appointed interim dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in October 2013. She holds the Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #14. With 270 faculty, more than 7,500 students, and annual research expenditures exceeding $150 million, the Cockrell School is a top ranked engineering school.

Prior to her appointment as the ninth dean of the Cockrell School, Wood served as the chair of the school’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering for five years. She joined the Cockrell School faculty in 1996.

Wood has been nationally recognized for her research on the earthquake response of reinforced concrete structures. Earlier this year she was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Wood is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute and currently serves as its vice president. She has served on federal advisory committees for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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