Fast Facts about USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at USD stands out from the crowd in many ways. Here are some fast facts* about our school:

  • ABET Accredited Electrical, Industrial and Systems and Mechanical Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #11 by U.S. News & World Report among nondoctoral-granting engineering programs in the nation
  • Small class size: ~ 24 per lecture class and 18 per lab
  • 50% of graduates received first job offer before graduating, the other 50% within six months
  • 80% of engineering graduates participated in internships
  • Median salary: $61,715, among the highest paid undergraduate grads
  • Higher than national average percentage of female students
  • Supportive of our military and veterans
  • Excellent commitment to local community service

Shiley Marcos School of Engineering Enrollment

  • 2017: 569 students
  • 2016: 572 students
  • 2015: 505 students
  • 2014: 440 students
  • 2013: 364 students
  • 2012: 278 students
  • 2011: 259 students

Number of Students in the Graduating Class Each Year

  2017-18 2016-17 2015-16  2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
Engineering (All Fields) 117 104 115 77 73 59
Computer Science 16 14 8 10  5
Electrical Engineering 19 25 29 18 22 12
Industrial & Systems Engineering 18 15 23 12 14 9
Mechanical Engineering 64 50 55 37 32 32

*Based on the 2016-17 graduating class