Quick Facts

Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth was founded in 1867 as one of the first schools of engineering in the US. Dartmouth Engineering offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs within a unified department of engineering sciences and prepares the next generation of engineers to better the world through education and research with human-centered impact.



50% of tenure-track faculty have founded startups.


45% of tenure-track faculty hold patents for work done at Thayer.


Entrepreneurial training happens at all levels of the curriculum.

Enrollment 2021–2022

  • AB (junior & senior declared majors): 184
  • Dual Degree (first-year): 22
  • BE: 55
  • MEM: 76
  • MEng: 14
  • MS: 14
  • PhD: 124

Degrees Awarded (2022)

• AB (Bachelor of Arts): 110
• BE (Bachelor of Engineering): 105
• MEM (Master of Engineering Management): 21
• MS: 7
• PhD: 23


• Class of 2021: 35% identify as female
• National average: ~20% identify as female

Faculty (2021)

Financial Summary (2021)

Endowment: $241.2 million
Budget: $63.7 million
Research support: $26 million
Annual Fund giving: $1.6 million
Graduate alumni participation: 22.5%

Starting Salaries for 2021 Graduates


Average BE Graduate Starting Salary


Average MEM Graduate Starting Salary


Average PhD Graduate Starting Salary

School and Program Leadership


Alexis Abramson, Dean
Ian Baker, Senior Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs
Laura Ray, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Douglas W. Van Citters, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Petra Bonfert-Taylor, Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
• Tricia Spellman, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Academic Program Directors

Ian Baker, Senior Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs
Eric Fossum, Director, PhD Innovation Program
Eric Hansen, Director, Dual Degree Program
Geoffrey Parker, Director, MEM Program
Douglas W. Van Citters, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education

Dartmouth Facts

• Founded in 1769 and member of the Ivy League.
• Consistently ranked among the best universities in the world.
• Four-year undergraduate private, liberal arts program with more than 40 academic departments.
• Graduate schools of arts and sciences (Guarini), medicine (Geisel), engineering, and business (Tuck).
• Total Enrollment: Approximately 2,000 graduate; 4,500 undergraduate