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News contact: Jon Senderling, UTD, (972) 883-2565 jsender@utdallas.edu

UTD Confers More EE and CS Bachelor's, Master's
Degrees Combined Than Any School in the U. S.

University's Jonsson School Awarded 728 Such Degrees,
Topping MIT and Stanford in Latest Year Surveyed

Jonsson School Dean Dr. Bob Helms
Jonsson School Dean Dr. Bob Helms

DALLAS, Texas (Sept. 11, 2003) - The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) awards more electrical engineering and computer science degrees at the bachelor's and master's levels combined than any other university in the United States, according to the American Society for Engineering Education's latest edition of Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges.

UTD's Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science awarded 728 such degrees in the 2001-02 academic year, the latest year surveyed, the ASEE said, compared with 673 for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 584 for Stanford.

UTD ranked fifth in electrical engineering and computer science bachelor's degrees with 372 (behind the University of California, Berkeley, 454; Penn State University, 394; the University of Michigan, 387; and MIT, 376) and third in electrical engineering and computer science master's degrees with 356 (behind the University of Southern California, 399, and Stanford, 391). When the bachelor's and master's figures were combined, however, UTD ranked first.

"But we conferred only nine EE and CS degrees at the doctoral level," said Jonsson School Dean Dr. Bob Helms. "That is the area where we are weak and that we need to work very hard to improve."

Helms said that in the most recent academic year, 2002-03, UTD conferred 320 electrical engineering and computer science bachelor's degrees and 445 master's degrees and 12 doctoral degrees in those areas.

About UTD
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 13,600 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at www.utdallas.edu.


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