Impact Data

As a result of EOE programs, historically underrepresented student enrollment in the Cockrell School of Engineering has increased substantially over the past 42 years, from 94 in 1971, to 1099 in Fall 2012.  EOE’s vision is to create a student body at UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering that reflects the diversity of the college age population within the state of Texas.

 2015-2016 EOE Highlights

  • UT Austin ranks 4th in the nation in producing undergraduate engineering degrees for minority groups, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
  • EOE Recruitment Initiatives touched more than 2,600 students and provided more than 160 students with the opportunity to visit UT Austin and learn about engineering.
  • EOE Academic Initiatives served more than 675 college students to help establish a strong academic foundation and promote the formation of a peer support network.
  • EOE Professional Development & Leadership Initiatives served more than 700 college students to provide them with maximum exposure to engineering professionals working in industry.
  • EOE initiatives were led by four fulltime staff members, 60-65 Engineering Peer Leaders, and more than 80 student volunteers.
  • More than 130 professionals volunteered to participate in EOE initiatives.  They dedicated time, shared knowledge and provided guidance to pre-college and college students who have interests in engineering.