Best Colleges for Engineering Majors

Degree-holders in this technical field tend to have strong job prospects, but not all engineering programs guarantee a lucrative career. These 50 colleges score well on Money’s overall value analysis. We then ranked them by the share of students earning engineering degrees and average salaries reported by undergraduate engineering students.

Published on August 25, 2020. Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations.

College Name
Overall
Money
Rank
Median SAT/ACT score
Est. price with average grant
% of students who get any grants
Graduation rate
Average student debt
Early career earnings for engineering majors
College Name
Overall
Money
Rank
Median SAT/ACT score
Est. price with average grant
% of students who get any grants
Graduation rate
Average student debt
Early career earnings for engineering majors
1
1
1540/35 $19,800 65% 94% $12,500 $81,600
21
2
1470/33 $17,700 67% 87% $23,750 $70,700
17
3
1430/33 $18,700 57% 91% $13,750 $81,200
137
4
1370/31 $26,900 74% 80% $25,000 $71,800
25
5
1560/36 $27,500 59% 92% $8,700 $81,800
200
6
Claremont, CA
1530/35 $40,500 68% 92% $22,960 $80,900
467
7
1300/29 $26,600 90% 74% $23,250 $81,400
11
8
1280/28 $20,000 55% 82% $18,500 $73,900
22
9
1330/29 $16,500 52% 84% $19,000 $73,300
2
10
1500/34 $18,000 59% 94% $11,340 $77,900
449
11
1380/31 $46,000 96% 81% $26,000 $72,400
29
12
1360/30 $14,800 49% 83% $20,000 $76,100
23
13
West Lafayette, IN
1300/29 $12,400 51% 81% $19,500 $69,800
90
14
1090/24 $21,800 59% 74% $27,000 $75,700
608
15
1280/28 $40,800 97% 63% $28,730 $70,500
166
16
1280/28 $14,600 79% 63% $24,750 $69,100
117
17
1500/34 $32,200 52% 89% $23,250 $76,900
4
18
1420/32 $17,600 51% 92% $16,610 $75,100
230
19
1410/32 $41,600 94% 87% $26,250 $70,400
49
20
1470/33 $30,200 52% 95% $14,000 $77,700
5
21
Durham, NC
1510/34 $20,700 56% 96% $11,500 $78,300
254
22
1420/31 $41,100 86% 86% $25,500 $71,100
359
23
1250/26 $22,100 71% 67% $20,880 $72,000
122
24
1270/27 $17,900 89% 68% $25,080 $69,200
30
25
1490/34 $27,400 52% 95% $19,500 $78,000

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39
26
1400/33 $29,900 100% 88% $15,000 $71,800
234
27
NA/NA $45,800 93% 87% $27,000 $69,900
527
28
1420/32 $39,400 71% 85% $22,020 $79,400
18
29
Houston, TX
1510/34 $24,200 63% 95% $11,990 $76,000
24
30
1150/23 $15,200 62% 65% $15,720 $74,300
19
31
1410/32 $15,700 60% 91% $15,000 $76,000
51
32
1340/29 $20,900 53% 82% $19,500 $73,200
245
33
1200/25 $19,500 52% 67% $22,500 $67,300
176
34
1280/28 $25,400 93% 74% $27,000 $67,300
35
35
1320/29 $15,400 54% 81% $20,500 $68,000
44
36
1510/34 $22,200 60% 96% $21,980 $75,700
218
37
1260/27 $32,800 96% 75% $26,130 $67,000
91
38
1510/34 $29,100 53% 93% $15,500 $74,800
272
39
1180/26 $18,200 72% 64% $20,250 $72,200
155
40
1450/33 $35,800 64% 88% $25,000 $70,300
20
41
1340/30 $10,200 46% 84% $15,000 $72,600
217
42
NA/NA $20,900 52% 62% $25,000 $73,400
36
43
1130/23 $16,000 45% 73% $26,650 $71,900
9
44
1370/30 $14,100 58% 86% $16,810 $72,100
3
45
1510/34 $16,900 59% 96% $9,850 $74,900
53
46
1490/34 $28,800 56% 95% $15,000 $73,700
222
47
1310/26 $15,300 72% 56% $19,360 $67,600
168
48
1380/31 $17,500 51% 86% $19,000 $70,600
682
49
960/22 $36,300 61% 42% $31,000 $73,700
163
50
Throggs Neck, NY
1170/25 $18,300 54% 66% $23,500 $71,000
Rank
1
Castine, ME
Money rank
90
Est. price after average aid
$21,800
2
Hoboken, NJ
Money rank
230
Est. price after average aid
$41,600
3
Troy, NY
Money rank
254
Est. price after average aid
$41,100
4
Houghton, MI
Money rank
122
Est. price after average aid
$17,900
5
Philadelphia, PA
Money rank
30
Est. price after average aid
$27,400
6
New York, NY
Money rank
39
Est. price after average aid
$29,900
7
Houston, TX
Money rank
18
Est. price after average aid
$24,200
8
Boston, MA
Money rank
155
Est. price after average aid
$35,800
9
Seattle, WA
Money rank
20
Est. price after average aid
$10,200
10
La Jolla, CA
Money rank
9
Est. price after average aid
$14,100
11
College Park, MD
Money rank
168
Est. price after average aid
$17,500
12
Pasadena, CA
Money rank
25
Est. price after average aid
$27,500
13
College Station, TX
Money rank
11
Est. price after average aid
$20,000
14
Champaign, IL
Money rank
22
Est. price after average aid
$16,500
15
Stanford, CA
Money rank
2
Est. price after average aid
$18,000
16
Austin, TX
Money rank
29
Est. price after average aid
$14,800
17
Durham, NC
Money rank
5
Est. price after average aid
$20,700
18
San Jose, CA
Money rank
24
Est. price after average aid
$15,200
19
San Luis Obispo, CA
Money rank
51
Est. price after average aid
$20,900
20
Corvallis, OR
Money rank
245
Est. price after average aid
$19,500
21
Milwaukee, WI
Money rank
176
Est. price after average aid
$25,400
22
Vallejo, CA
Money rank
217
Est. price after average aid
$20,900
23
Atlanta, GA
Money rank
21
Est. price after average aid
$17,700
24
Golden, CO
Money rank
137
Est. price after average aid
$26,900
25
Claremont, CA
Money rank
200
Est. price after average aid
$40,500

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26
Flint, MI
Money rank
608
Est. price after average aid
$40,800
27
Ithaca, NY
Money rank
49
Est. price after average aid
$30,200
28
Worcester, MA
Money rank
234
Est. price after average aid
$45,800
29
Raleigh, NC
Money rank
35
Est. price after average aid
$15,400
30
New York, NY
Money rank
44
Est. price after average aid
$22,200
31
Baltimore, MD
Money rank
91
Est. price after average aid
$29,100
32
Buzzards Bay, MA
Money rank
36
Est. price after average aid
$16,000
33
Cambridge, MA
Money rank
1
Est. price after average aid
$19,800
34
Tulsa, OK
Money rank
467
Est. price after average aid
$26,600
35
West Lafayette, IN
Money rank
23
Est. price after average aid
$12,400
36
Rolla, MO
Money rank
166
Est. price after average aid
$14,600
37
Ann Arbor, MI
Money rank
4
Est. price after average aid
$17,600
38
New Orleans, LA
Money rank
527
Est. price after average aid
$39,400
39
Baton Rouge, LA
Money rank
272
Est. price after average aid
$18,200
40
Evanston, IL
Money rank
53
Est. price after average aid
$28,800
41
Tuskegee, AL
Money rank
682
Est. price after average aid
$36,300
42
Berkeley, CA
Money rank
17
Est. price after average aid
$18,700
43
Terre Haute, IN
Money rank
449
Est. price after average aid
$46,000
44
Pittsburgh, PA
Money rank
117
Est. price after average aid
$32,200
45
Norman, OK
Money rank
359
Est. price after average aid
$22,100
46
Los Angeles, CA
Money rank
19
Est. price after average aid
$15,700
47
Potsdam, NY
Money rank
218
Est. price after average aid
$32,800
48
Princeton, NJ
Money rank
3
Est. price after average aid
$16,900
49
Socorro, NM
Money rank
222
Est. price after average aid
$15,300
50
Throggs Neck, NY
Money rank
163
Est. price after average aid
$18,300

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