Best Colleges in America 2022

Best Colleges for Engineering Majors

Degree-holders in this technical field tend to have strong job prospects. These are the 50 top colleges for studying engineering, based on their overall Money value score and salaries for recent engineering alumni, as well as the number and share of recent graduates earning bachelor's degrees in engineering.
Published on June 7, 2022. Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, Money/Witlytic calculations.
College Name
Overall Score
Acceptance rate
Est. full price 2022-23
Est. price with average grant
% of students who get any grants
Graduation rate
Early career earnings
Rank College Name Overall Score
1

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA

84.87
84.87 21% $30,600 $18,400 71% 87% $88,200
2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

100.00
100 7% $74,500 $21,100 64% 94% $111,220
3

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

75.68
75.68 53% $38,200 $29,200 76% 83% $90,060
4

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

75.72
75.72 60% $23,400 $13,000 50% 81% $65,260
5

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

77.35
77.35 79% $24,600 $14,200 84% 62% $80,290
6

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX

79.45
79.45 58% $32,300 $21,000 62% 82% $66,570
7

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

98.46
98.46 6% $69,900 $19,700 61% 96% $95,690
8

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

74.70
74.70 49% $74,300 $48,400 94% 87% $89,410
9

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

84.78
84.78 59% $32,000 $14,300 61% 84% $71,540
10

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

81.81
81.81 73% $39,700 $19,400 69% 65% $80,040
11

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

75.64
75.64 74% $32,200 $18,300 94% 68% $73,540
12

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

95.71
95.71 4% $80,400 $21,100 61% 94% $97,800
13

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN

69.69
69.69 74% $73,700 $46,000 97% 81% $94,130
14

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

86.07
86.07 91% $31,600 $18,600 43% 73% $91,670
15

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

81.45
81.45 45% $29,500 $19,800 67% 73% $72,840
16

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ

77.73
77.73 40% $76,500 $42,600 95% 87% $98,160
17

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

89.41
89.41 23% $32,400 $18,800 53% 92% $75,840
18

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

80.97
80.97 70% $28,500 $21,400 57% 83% $73,160
19

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI

72.49
72.49 62% $58,500 $28,000 96% 73% $81,330
20

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

73.59
73.59 75% $74,300 $32,000 96% 76% $81,360
21

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

80.31
80.31 28% $29,700 $21,600 53% 82% $80,640
22

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

78.00
78.00 92% $22,600 $17,000 97% 74% $57,350
23

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

72.71
72.71 47% $77,900 $42,900 87% 86% $93,420
24

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

84.67
84.67 16% $42,700 $20,400 59% 92% $80,360
25

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

83.65
83.65 37% $22,000 $10,600 85% 88% $64,460
26

California State University Maritime Academy

Vallejo, CA

81.79
81.79 76% $29,200 $22,200 56% 61% $91,460
27

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

74.28
74.28 45% $25,200 $15,400 56% 78% $61,350
28

Duke University

Durham, NC

86.03
86.03 8% $79,200 $28,400 58% 96% $93,120
29

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

80.58
80.58 14% $81,800 $39,300 67% 92% $108,990
30

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

77.77
77.77 32% $29,700 $17,800 49% 83% $67,840
31

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Pomona, CA

79.35
79.35 55% $29,000 $15,300 69% 71% $63,730
32

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

84.13
84.13 11% $81,200 $29,100 47% 94% $91,180
33

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

81.10
81.10 32% $74,100 $30,700 52% 88% $95,030
34

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

81.41
81.41 54% $27,900 $14,800 42% 87% $65,210
35

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

86.11
86.11 24% $36,700 $20,100 48% 94% $77,050
36

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

85.90
85.90 12% $37,800 $17,400 72% 91% $73,740
37

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

85.39
85.39 9% $83,600 $29,900 59% 95% $80,030
38

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA

82.21
82.21 31% $36,300 $16,100 59% 86% $74,770
39

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

78.41
78.41 64% $29,800 $16,900 60% 65% $67,370
40

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

79.21
79.21 6% $79,900 $28,100 59% 92% $112,170
41

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA

83.13
83.13 39% $38,700 $18,000 69% 86% $69,770
42

SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

75.39
75.39 74% $28,100 $19,500 55% 66% $84,440
43

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

85.99
85.99 8% $83,400 $25,500 51% 95% $103,250
44

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA

83.49
83.49 27% $37,100 $13,800 69% 83% $71,960
45

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

75.16
75.16 15% $78,900 $39,100 51% 89% $100,000
46

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

85.26
85.26 16% $79,000 $31,700 61% 97% $88,960
47

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA

79.77
79.77 52% $30,100 $10,200 48% 83% $68,930
48

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH

69.98
69.98 54% $29,500 $19,900 68% 83% $55,330
49

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

70.72
70.72 60% $73,200 $29,700 95% 72% $77,680
50

Rice University

Houston, TX

83.01
83.01 9% $71,500 $20,300 64% 94% $77,680