Online Learning Key to Thriving with Engineering Programs
On average, the top 20% of institutions that grant graduate engineering degrees confer 60% of total degrees. In the case of Systems Engineering, over 80% of degrees are conferred by the top 20%! Those institutions that want significant enrollment growth need to be in the top 20% of degree producers in their specialization.
PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL DEGREES CONFERRED BY TOP 20% IN 2013
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Even more interesting is the prominence of online learning among the top 20%. Twenty percent of all master’s engineering programs are delivered online; among the top 20% of degree-granting institutions, 42% of programs are offered online. In the case of Mechanical Engineering, while 11% of total programs are offered online, 50% of the top 20% of programs are delivered online.
PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL PROGRAMS OFFERED ONLINE COMPARED WITH PERCENTAGE OF TOP 20% ONLINE
Clearly, online learning is a key strategy for success among the leading graduate engineering programs.