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The College of Engineering contains 11 schools (aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, engineering education, industrial, materials, mechanical, and nuclear) and the divisions of engineering professional education, construction engineering and management, and environmental and ecological engineering.

With 348 faculty and more than 9,000 students, the College is a vibrant and innovative environment for learning, discovery, and engagement. Purdue graduates across the engineering disciplines have had a far-reaching impact around the world. Its living alumni number more than 70,000, including the first and last man on the moon.

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Purdue University, founded in 1869 as a Land Grant institution, awarded its first engineering degree in 1878. The first engineering school came aboard in 1882, when the School of Mechanical Engineering was established. Since then, what is now known as the College of Engineering, with 11 schools and three divisions, has grown to become among the largest and most prestigious engineering programs in the world.