University of Dayton School of Engineering

Class of 2021 to be Larger, More Diverse

By Kelly Garrow, School of Engineering

According to Dean Eddy Rojas, the “sweet spot” for the School was to recruit between 450-500 new students. “That is a good number for us to be able to provide excellent instruction and individualized attention while maintaining the positive momentum of the School of Engineering,” Rojas explained.

While numbers will fluctuate through the summer, 482 new Flyers had enrolled by the May 1 deposit deadline. The expectation is that approximately 500 students will arrive in the fall.

Some highlights:

  • Minority enrollment is up approximately five percent, from a previous high of 13 percent to 18.3 percent next year.
  • Female enrollment was also up by five percent to nearly 28 percent. Perhaps even more striking is that 54 percent of the students who declared chemical engineering as their major are female (30 females vs. 26 males).
  • The most popular declared major was mechanical engineering (185 students) with 110 students entering the Discover Engineering Program to decide their future direction.
  • The incoming class of engineering technology majors is the largest in the school's history.
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