Alumni are critical to the college. Alums are proud of their alma mater as shown by the work that they do and the way they promote Tech in their everyday lives. Approximately 7,500 COE alumni currently hold prominent business roles as CEOs, Exec. VPs, CIOs, CTOs, Presidents, or Board Chairs. Sixty-six percent of all Georgia Tech Alums are COE graduates. Twenty-five percent of all COE grads live in Georgia. The first women engineering graduates were Shirley Clements and Diane Michel, who received their degrees in 1956. Women now make up thirty percent of the undergraduate enrollment in the College of Engineering.
The College recognizes key individuals annually through the College of Engineering Awards Induction Ceremony.