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ECE enrollment increases; grad enrollment reaches all-time high

Undergraduate and graduate enrollments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering increased for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The number of graduate students enrolled in electrical and computer engineering at The Ohio State University reached an all-time high of 362 students this quarter. This is an increase of 23.6% over 2009, with the largest growth in students who are seeking master’s degrees. A new streamlined graduate admission process is believed to have contributed to the increase.

The department’s undergraduate enrollment continued to climb steadily for the second year in a row with an increase of 5.5% over last year. This reverses a multiple-year, national trend of reduced undergraduate enrollment in electrical and computer engineering programs. Currently 714 students are enrolled in the ECE undergraduate program, versus 677 students in 2009.