Facts & Figures

Brigman Hall, original home of the J.B. Speed Scientific School.The Speed Scientific School was established in 1925 as a result of an endowment from the James Breckenridge Speed Foundation, a memorial to the late James Breckenridge Speed created by his son and daughter, Dr. William S. Speed and Mrs. Olive Speed Sackett of Louisville. The income from this endowment is used exclusively as a supplementary means of support of the activities for the school.

James Breckenridge Speed (1844-1912), an industrial pioneer in the City of Louisville, was the scion of an illustrious Kentucky family. He was a leader in the establishment of Louisville 's street railway system. He also developed and operated large coal interests in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and was among the first to recognize the significance that Portland Cement would have in the growth of America. The industries in which he maintained an active interest until his death in 1912 have been a nucleus around which the City of Louisville and its greater metropolitan area have grown to their present industrial stature. It is fitting that his memory be perpetuated in an engineering school bearing his name.

Dr. William S. Speed and Mrs. Olive Speed Sackett contributed generously to the building of the school, having made additional grants toward the erection of the James B. Speed Building, Frederic M. Sackett Hall, and William S. Speed Hall. Mrs. Virginia Speed, wife of Dr. Speed, also contributed gifts and financial support prior to her death in 1969.

In 2003, the J.B. Speed Scientific School officially changed its name to the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.

 

Fall 2017 Enrollment
Undergraduate2,038
Master of Engineering297
Master of Science170
PhD159

*Enrollment as of 11/10/2017

J. B. Speed School Facts at a Glance: Fall 2017

J. B. Speed School Facts at a Glance: Fall 2017University of LouisvilleSpeed School
Year established17981925
Undergraduate students16,0332,038
Graduate students5,808626
Masters Degree students-467
PhD students-159
Total student enrollment22,6402,664
Female11,467592
Male10,1732,122
Ethnicity Enrollment BreakdownPercentage of EnrollmentSpeed School Students
Asian10.27%147
Hispanic/Latino5.31%107
Black/African American4.16%129
Two or More Races14.29%75
White85.74%1,971

 

Degrees Conferred

Academic
Year

BSMEng MS PhD Certificates
2016-201737716364269
2015-2016301198711912
2014-201527217752407
2013-2014247147364928
2012-2013255218242627
2011-2012276186462621
2010-2011245232552342
2009-2010280163322224
2008-2009253147 40 3214
2007-2008193 144 56 24 7

Program Enrollment Chart for J.B. Speed School of Engineering

Academic
Year

FT/PTUndergraduate Enrollment
1st Yr.
2nd Yr.3rd Yr.4th Yr.
Total UG1Graduate Program Enrollment
MEngMSPhD
Total Grad2

Fall 2017

FT
410308419753
1,890
16855139
362

Fall 2017

PT
81424102
148
12911520
264

Fall 2016

FT
459313421747
1,940
12461140
325

Fall 2016

PT
91734106
166
12311318
254

Fall 2015

FT
424345403635
1,807
12865135
328

Fall 2015

PT
42632105
167
14211418
274

Fall 2014

FT
472313407541
1,733
16472140
376

Fall 2014

PT
10142987
140
12511716
258

Fall 2013

FT
488284319517
1,608
13435163
332

Fall 2013

PT
8192388
138
10311918
240

Fall 2012

FT
432265293470
1,460
22031161
412

Fall 2012

PT
11192666
122
684968
185

Fall 2011

FT
367238307441
1,353
25731168
456

Fall 2011

PT
1182352
94
453657
138

Fall 2010

FT
349225304421
1,299
28452177
513

Fall 2010

PT
6181950
93
682944
141

Fall 2009

FT
368255296435
1,354
19746143
386

Fall 2009

PT
9121350
84
912676
193

Fall 2008

FT
361284255451
1,351
9142143
376

Fall 2008

PT
15171450
96
672917
113

Fall 2007

FT
430239289434
1,392
17360150
383

Fall 2007

PT
10172149
97
613819
118

1. Students on co-op are counted as full-time in the head count. Non-degree students are not included.
2. Students in candidacy and residency are considered full-time in head count. Non-degree students and post-doctoral students are not included.

Departmental data is available for the following:

Updated: 01/04/2018