Fast Facts about Watson

Founded in 1983, the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is the fastest-growing engineering program in New York state. With an innovative curriculum and real-world approach, we offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in eight fields of study.


The Watson School is located in Vestal, N.Y., in close proximity to the state’s top high-tech industries and a three-hour drive from New York City.

Programs of Study

We offer degree programs in the following areas:

Computer EngineeringBinghamton Ranked 23
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Science

Student Body

We attract a diverse group of students from all over the world, and currently have more than 1,900 undergraduates, 400 students pursuing their master’s degrees and more than 200 doctoral students.

Demographics, 2011-12:

  • Women 17%
  • Under-represented minorities 28%
  • International students 26%


Classes at Watson are taught by dedicated faculty members with both industry and research expertise. The faculty includes 77 full-time professors with a wide range of research interests. In 2009, our faculty achieved the unique distinction of four NSF faculty Early Career Development Program awards and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


Research programs play an integral role in both graduate and undergraduate studies at Watson, with more than 100 graduate students supported on sponsored research awards. Research projects span the disciplines and often lead to breakthrough results.


The Watson School’s 10,000-plus alumni live across the world and serve as leaders in fields ranging from mechanical engineering to hospital operations to the law.

Tuition & Fees

A Watson School education is a remarkably affordable investment in your future.

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • $8,069 for New York state residents
  • $18,389  for non-residents
  • $18,500 for international students

Graduate tuition and fees for the 2010-2011 academic year:

  • $9,634 for New York state residents
  • $15,044 for non-residents

For additional information about tuition, room and board, and additional fees read through Financial Aid's cost of attendance information.

Financial Aid

Undergraduates may apply for scholarships and financial aid through the University’s Office of Financial Aid Services. At the graduate level, funding opportunities — including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships, grants, loans, and work study — are handled by individual academic departments.

Last Updated: 12/15/13