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Quick Facts

The School of Engineering at TCNJ is a diverse community of curious, creative thinkers with a shared love of learning. We foster innovation and encourage broad educational pursuits to position our graduates for a range of professional and ongoing education opportunities.

Student Profile

25% of students are women

18% are African-American, Hispanic, or Native American

1250 Average SAT Score in Math & Critical Reading

Top 15% Average Ranking in High School Classes

Student Placement at Graduation

Student placement of TCNJ engineering students over the last ten years has been strong—with rates of nearly 100% at graduation most years. An impressive roster of corporations have hired our engineering grads, including prestigious corporations such as: Lockheed Martin, ITI, 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’Oréal Industries, Washington Group, U.S. Army CECOM, 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 go on to pursue further education in graduate or professional school. Students attending graduate school have been very successful in competing for fellowships and scholarships that completely fund their graduate education. Our students have also been well-prepared to compete for law school and medical school admission. Top colleges and universities that have admitted TCNJ engineering students include: 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). The test is administered twice a year nationally. In 2001, the engineering program at TCNJ became the first engineering program in the State of New Jersey to require 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%
Academic Programs Graduates AY 2015-2016 Degrees EnrollmentFall 2016
Biomedical Engineering 23 139
Civil Engineering 21 107
Computer Engineering 11 65
Electrical Engineering 13 73
Mechanical Engineering 21 121
 Engineering Science 7 37
Technology Education 9 28
Open Options (no degree) 0 11
Total 105 581

AY 2015-2016 degrees are from Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016.
Open Option – Engineering is not a degree seeking program. Students in this program eventually transition to one of the engineering disciplines offered at TCNJ.