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Fourth-Largest ECE Department in the United States

129 Teaching Faculty comprised of:

  • 82 Tenured/tenure-track faculty
  • 18 Research faculty
  • 14 Collegiate Faculty
  • 11 Postdoctoral associates
  • 3 Instructors
  • 1 Professor of Practice

  • 31 IEEE Fellows
  • 9 Fellows in 5 other societies
  • 4 members of the National Academy of Engineering
  • > 22 NSF Career awardees
  • 3 University Distinguished Professors
  • 4 DoD YIP awardees
  • 1 Sloan Research Fellow
  • 1 DOE Early Career Awardee
  • 14 of the top 100 most cited researchers at Virginia Tech are in ECE.

Emphasis on Research

  • 8th in the US for Research Expenditures by NSF HERD 2020 survey ($62.3M).
  • 3 out of the top 10, and 5 out of the top 20 Virginia Tech faculty with the most FY21 research expenditures.

Current Rankings

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Total Enrollments

  • 1,090 B.S.
  • 319 M.S.
  • 309 Ph.D.

Degrees Conferred

  • 288  B.S.
  • 109 M.S./MEng
  • 51 Ph.D.
  • Total of 448 degrees conferred in 2021-2022