College of Engineering • Iowa State University


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Sarah Rajala
"Private support helps provide a world class education for our future engineering leaders and creates new opportunities for research and discovery as we move boldly into the future. Your investments in our college make a difference locally and globally."
Sarah A. Rajala
James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering
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CoE Facts and Figures

  • Fall 2020 Engineering Enrollment
    • Undergraduate students: 7,597
    • Graduate students: 1,181
  • Internships, learning communities, study abroad, 80+ engineering clubs and organizations and hands-on experience help shape student success.
  • Average 93% placement rate six months after graduation with average starting salary of $69,114.
  • $105M in research expenditures in FY18.
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CoE Strategic Goals

  • Foster an inclusive culture for our students, faculty and staff through effective programming, engagement and accountability
  • Provide an effective and rigorous learning environment for engineering students
  • Enhance the college’s research profile by conducting high impact research that is responsive to society’s grand challenges
  • Develop diverse partnerships to help businesses, communities and the college prosper and grow