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Viterbi at a Glance


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

Approximately 2,600 undergraduate students and 5,200 graduate students


185 tenure-track faculty, with 62 endowed chairs and professorships, more than 64 NSF Career Awardees, 8 winners of PECASE Early Career awards, 20 full-time, tenure-track NAE members (37 total), 7 NAS members, and 11 MIT TR35 winners. Additional faculty awards listed here.

Full-time non-tenure-track teaching faculty: 55
Full-time non-tenure-track research faculty: 10 (UPC), 28 (ISI), 13 (ICT)

Academic Departments

Academic Programs


More than 60,000


Annual Research Expenditures

More than $185 million, with more than 46 research centers and institutes

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Last updated Feb. 12, 2016