Viterbi At a Glance

Founded: USC Engineering began in 1905

Mission Statement

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is innovative, elite and internationally recognized for creating new models of education, research and commercialization that are firmly rooted in real world needs. The school’s first priorities are the education of outstanding students and the pursuit and publication of new research.

As the school’s faculty and students extend the frontiers of engineering knowledge through their research, they also apply engineering and technology to address societal challenges. The school stimulates and encourages qualities of scholarship, leadership, ambition and character that mark the true academic and professional engineer — to serve California, the nation and the world. At USC Viterbi, we call this the enabling power of Engineering+.
Student Population (Fall 2020)
2,0
UNDERGRADUATE
STUDENTS
5,0
GRADUATE
STUDENTS
Faculty Numbers

189

Full-Time
Tenure Track
Faculty

17

Full-time Tenure-Track National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Members
(31 total)
RTPC

117

Research, Teaching,
Practice or Clinical
Faculty

77

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards

9

Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award  for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

4

National Academy of Science (NAS) Members

15

MIT TR-35 Recipients

115

Endowed and Honorific Chair Appointments

18

National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Members
More awards can be found here
Academic Programs
0
BS
PROGRAMS
0
ACTIVE
MINORS
0
MASTER'S
PROGRAMS
0
DOCTORAL
PROGRAMS
0
MASTER'S
PROGRAMS
0
GRADUATE
CIRTIFICATES

Viterbi Alumni

MORE THAN
0,000+

Annual Research Expenditures
MORE THAN
$0,000,000+
Research Centers and Institutes
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2020 Year in Review v02
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2020, 6 USC Viterbi researchers have been named 2020 AAAS fellows: Timothy Pinkston, Yolanda Gil, Leana Golubchik, Berokh Khoshnevis, Ray Stevens and Paul Newton
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2020, 3 USC Viterbi Faculty have been named National Academy of Inventors Fellows: Keith Chugg, Jay Kuo and Gerald Loeb
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2020, USC Viterbi had 6 NSF CAREER Award Recipients: Megan McCain, Mitul Luhar, Aleksandra Korolova, Haipeng Luo, Daniel McCurry and Qiming Wang
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2020, USC Viterbi came close to reaching gender parity again in its entering freshman class.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi is ranked #2 in the nation in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Information Technology Programs (consisting of MS in CS and Data Sciences and related fields).
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi is ranked #5 in the nation in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Engineering Programs (consisting of MS in more than 40 engineering sub-fields and specializations). The USC Viterbi program has been ranked Top 5 in the Nation for 9 consecutive years.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi was one of the founding partners of the NAE's Grand Challenges Summit & Scholars program

The data on this page was last updated in February 2021. Please contact us for more current or specific information