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Program Facts

Student Profile

TCNJ engineering student population is diverse. Approximately 25% of the students are women, and 18% are African-American, Hispanic, or Native American. Recently admitted students averaged in excess of 1250 on the Math and Critical Reading sections of the SAT and ranked in the top 15% of their high school graduating class.

Student Placement at Graduation

Student placement of TCNJ engineering students over the last ten years has been strong and is nearly 100% at graduation most years. Amongst the many corporations that have hired TCNJ engineering students the list includes prestigious corporations such as: Lockheed Martin, ITT, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Johnson and Johnson, Boeing, PSE&G, Mobil, Bristol-Myers Squibb, General Motors, Lucent Technologies, Raytheon, Merck, Johnson Controls, General Dynamics, MicroSoft, Hoechst Celanese, Ingersoll-Rand, Mobil, L’Oreal Industries, Washington Group, U.S. Army CECOM, and York International, Delphi Technologies, Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical, Mitre, General Electric, U.S. Steel, Physical Acoustics, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, and CUH2A.

Graduate and Professional School Acceptance

Many of our graduates pursue further education in graduate or professional school. Students going onto graduate school have been very successful in competing for fellowships and scholarships that completely fund their graduate education. Students have also been well-prepared to compete for law school and medical school admission. Students have enrolled in colleges and universities across the country including: Johns Hopkins, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, The University of Michigan, The University of Pennsylvania, Georgia Institute of Technology, Cornell, Florida State University, Dartmouth, Purdue, Drexel, Notre Dame, Arizona State University, Penn State University, Lehigh, Rutgers, Villanova, and the University of Washington.

Performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination

The Fundamentals of Engineering examination is the first test a graduate of an ABET accredited engineering program must pass in order to achieve registration as a Professional Engineer (PE). It is administered twice a year nationally at the same time. The engineering program at TCNJ is the first engineering program in the State of New Jersey to require (starting with 2001 graduating class) that all graduates take the exam prior to graduation.

Class % Passing
2013 80%
2012 88%
2011 81%
2010 81%
2009 84%
2008 83%
2007 92%
2006 72%
2005 84%
2004 100%
2003 78%
2002 84%
2001 66%