Graduate Studies and Experience
Overall graduate student enrollment (FTE) decreased 8.6% from 2,848 in Fall 2019 to 2,623 in Fall 2020, and the acceptance rate in the master’s and doctoral engineering programs changed from 60% in Fall 2019 to 72% in Fall 2020, both due largely to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic including visa processing challenges for international students. However, domestic graduate student enrollment (FTE) increased in Fall 2020 to 30%, exceeding the target of 25% by 2022. A number of new initiatives were implemented as part of Stevens’ larger effort to increase and diversify graduate student enrollments. New Ph.D. student enrollment increased from 76 in AY18-19 to 126 in AY19-20, and Stevens is on-track to achieve its goal of granting 70 doctoral degrees each year by 2022. Similarly, part-time graduate student FTEs increased to 421 in Fall 2020, and Stevens is on track to reach its goal of 450 part-time FTEs by Fall 2022.