The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 22 faculty members with current enrollment of approximately 538 undergraduates, many who participate in the University Honors College. Our MS and PhD programs serve approximately 60 graduate students. The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in eleven disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations including mechanical engineering. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at 3,206 of which 49% are female, minority, and 1st generation college students. Our graduate enrollment stands at almost 1079. The college has 120 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and generally has externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $38M. For additional information, please see the department web page at http://mechanical-engineering.uark.edu/.
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