Sep 16, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
This fall, Georgia Tech welcomes a record-breaking total of more than 8,400 new and current graduate students to campus.
“Thanks to the popularity of cutting-edge degree programs, we’ve seen a significant jump in the size of our overall enrollment, which has been less than 7,000 students in recent years,” said Susan Cozzens, vice provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs.
Also, the number of first-time graduate students has increased to 2,936 compared to last fall’s enrollment of about 1,900 students.
“It’s impressive to think that more than 36 percent of this fall’s total enrollment at Georgia Tech are pursuing a master’s or Ph.D.,” said David Bamburowski, director of the Office of Graduate Studies. “We’re so happy to welcome an incredibly diverse graduate student population to Georgia Tech.”
About 60 percent of all graduate students are pursuing master’s degrees, a number that is a 43 percent increase from last year, and 40 percent are pursuing Ph.D.s. Here are a few other things to know about the incoming class of graduate students:
- About 80 percent of doctoral students are working as graduate research or graduate teaching assistants.
- College of Engineering is home to 44 percent of these students, Computing has 33 percent, Scheller College of Business has 10 percent, Sciences has 6 percent, Architecture has 5 percent, and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has 2 percent.
- 22 percent of master’s students are from Georgia, and 46 percent are part- time.
- 43 percent are international, coming to Tech from more than 80 countries, including India, China, France, and Korea.
- Average age is about 26.
- 24 percent are women.
For more information about Georgia Tech’s graduate programs, visit the Office of Graduate Studies website.