Found one more stat from a 1977 media guide (quite thin). This relates back to some comments here a few months ago.
It’s now clear why the Engineers name had to be changed (LOL)
Some bragged on the football team’s GPA. It seemed overloaded with arts college students. My guess is they might have an easier course load than the folks in engineering and business.
Turns out I wasn’t completely right, but close. Yesterday’s engineers are all in the business school now.
In 1977, 38 of 88 kids on the preseason roster were engineering majors; 34 were in the arts school; 16 in business. Way more engineers than now.
Summary: 1977 vs. 2015:
Engineering: 43 percent vs. 16 percent
Business: 18 percent vs 46 percent
Arts: 39 percent vs. 33 percent