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Facts and Figures

Faculty

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 37 faculty members, including:

  • 8 assistant professors
  • 13 associate professors
  • 10 professors
  • 3 lecturers
  • 1 senior lecturer
  • 2 research professors
  • 1 adjunct professor
  • 1 joint appointment (primary department not ME)

Students

The department has an outstanding student body intellectually prepared to handle the rigors of study in an academically challenging major. The majority of our students are Kentucky residents. The department embraces diversity and strives to achieve it within our faculty, staff and student body.

Nearly 110 individuals receive their bachelors degree each year and while most go out into the world to begin their professional experience, many choose to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Kentucky or other highly respected graduate schools. All graduates are well-prepared to meet the challenges of a professional engineering career.

Undergraduate Students

Class
Total
Male
Female
African
American
White
International
Other**
Freshmen
225
199
26
10
184
4
14
Sophomores
165
147
18
7
116
13
5
Juniors
231
205
26
9
180
15
17
Seniors
380
337
43
5
318
22
16
Total
1001
888
113
31
798
54
52

**This category includes: Hispanic, American Indian, Mexican American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican

Graduate Students

Class
Total
Male
Female
African
American
White
International
Other**
M.S.
47
42
5
0
27
17
2
Ph.D.
43
35
8
0
16
26
1
Total
90
77
13
0
43
42
3

**This category includes: Hispanic, American Indian, Mexican American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican

Paducah

Class
Total
Male
Female
African
American
White
International
Other**
Freshmen
25
24
1
0
25
0
0
Sophomores
31
25
6
1
30
0
0
Juniors
27
26
1
0
25
1
1
Seniors
12
10
2
0
12
0
0
Total
95
85
10
1
92
1
1

**This category includes: Hispanic, American Indian, Mexican American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican