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Engineering at Drexel University

Every engineering school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the engineering program at Drexel University stacks up to those at other schools.

Drexel is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 23,589. Of the 3,440 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in 2021, 619 of them were engineering majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

Drexel Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Engineering

Online Classes Are Available at Drexel

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Drexel does offer online education options in engineering for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Drexel Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks engineering programs across the country. The following shows how Drexel performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The engineering major at Drexel is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank

In 2021, 211 students received their master’s degree in engineering from Drexel. This makes it the #66 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 43 students who received their doctoral degrees in engineering, making the school the #78 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Engineering Student Demographics at Drexel

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at Drexel University.

Drexel Engineering Bachelor’s Program

26% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The engineering program at Drexel awarded 619 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 74% of these degrees went to men with the other 26% going to women. The typical engineering bachelor's degree program is made up of only 25% women. So female students are more repesented at Drexel since its program graduates 1% more women than average.


About 50% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in engineering at Drexel are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 7% more racial-ethnic minorities in its engineering bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor's in engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 134
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 310
International Students 77
Other Races/Ethnicities 39

Drexel Engineering Master’s Program

32% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 68% of engineering master's degrees went to men and 32% went to women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a master's in engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 36
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 88
International Students 54
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

Drexel also has a doctoral program available in engineering. In 2021, 43 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Engineering

Engineering majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Drexel University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Mechanical Engineering 200
Biomedical Engineering 143
Computer Engineering 130
Chemical Engineering 121
Electrical Engineering 85
Civil Engineering 73
Materials Engineering 49
Environmental Engineering 30
Architectural Engineering 28
Systems Engineering 20
Marine Engineering 6
General Engineering 1

Careers That Engineering Grads May Go Into

A degree in engineering can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Drexel University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Software Applications Developers 28,260 $96,370
Mechanical Engineers 16,590 $85,740
Civil Engineers 12,530 $88,740
Industrial Engineers 9,280 $86,080
Electrical Engineers 8,870 $94,870


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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