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Great Schools for Engineering

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Best Engineering Schools for your money

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. California State University-Los Angeles, California – $3,996
  2. California State University-Fresno, California – $5,874
  3. California State University-San Bernardino, California – $6,408
  4. CUNY City College, New York – $6,773
  5. United States Merchant Marine Academy, New York – $6,866
  6. California State University-Fullerton, California – $8,311
  7. College of Staten Island CUNY, New York – $9,246
  8. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  9. Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana – $9,561
  10. California State University-Long Beach, California – $9,733
  11. Princeton University, New Jersey – $10,256
  12. University of Washington-Bothell Campus, Washington – $11,121
  13. University of South Florida-Main Campus, Florida – $11,249
  14. Wayne State University, Michigan – $11,366
  15. Arizona State University-Tempe, Arizona – $11,572
  16. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Georgia – $11,639
  17. Arizona State University-Polytechnic, Arizona – $11,755
  18. University of Florida, Florida – $12,159
  19. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California – $12,484
  20. University of California-Riverside, California – $12,645
  21. University of Utah, Utah – $12,674
  22. Brigham Young University-Provo, Utah – $12,795
  23. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  24. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington – $12,957
  25. University of North Florida, Florida – $13,100
  26. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida – $13,212
  27. The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas – $13,343
  28. Florida International University, Florida – $13,398
  29. Stony Brook University, New York – $13,467
  30. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Oklahoma – $13,538
  31. Purdue University-Main Campus, Indiana – $13,545
  32. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois – $13,562
  33. University of California-Los Angeles, California – $13,572
  34. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Louisiana – $13,624
  35. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  36. University of California-Irvine, California – $13,712
  37. University of Georgia, Georgia – $13,822
  38. California State University-Chico, California – $13,845
  39. Iowa State University, Iowa – $13,947
  40. Stanford University, California – $14,155
  41. University of Nevada-Reno, Nevada – $14,164
  42. University of Iowa, Iowa – $14,192
  43. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – $14,222
  44. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri – $14,303
  45. San Jose State University, California – $14,376
  46. University of California-Berkeley, California – $14,468
  47. University of Mississippi, Mississippi – $14,494
  48. San Diego State University, California – $14,585
  49. Michigan Technological University, Michigan – $14,638
  50. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  51. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina – $14,682
  52. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois, Pennsylvania – $14,772
  53. University of California-San Diego, California – $14,775
  54. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  55. University of California-Santa Barbara, California – $14,900
  56. Harvard University, Massachusetts – $14,981
  57. Florida State University, Florida – $14,985
  58. University of North Dakota, North Dakota – $15,045
  59. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York, Pennsylvania – $15,135
  60. East Carolina University, North Carolina – $15,203
  61. University of California-Davis, California – $15,309
  62. University of Houston, Texas – $15,399
  63. University of Central Florida, Florida – $15,409
  64. Texas A & M University-College Station, Texas – $15,440
  65. University of Arkansas, Arkansas – $15,648
  66. Mississippi State University, Mississippi – $15,656
  67. Old Dominion University, Virginia – $15,920
  68. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  69. University of Arizona, Arizona – $16,150
  70. California State University Maritime Academy, California – $16,192
  71. State University of New York at New Paltz, New York – $16,333
  72. Texas Tech University, Texas – $16,450
  73. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama – $16,475
  74. Georgia Southern University, Georgia – $16,480
  75. Grand Valley State University, Michigan – $16,496
  76. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York – $16,548
  77. Mississippi College, Mississippi – $16,660
  78. University of Delaware, Delaware – $16,736
  79. Clemson University, South Carolina – $16,770
  80. Freed-Hardeman University, Tennessee – $16,882
  81. SUNY at Albany, New York – $16,888
  82. University of Maryland-College Park, Maryland – $16,928
  83. Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Massachusetts – $16,960
  84. University of California-Santa Cruz, California – $16,989
  85. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota – $16,993
  86. Kansas State University, Kansas – $17,023
  87. Michigan State University, Michigan – $17,120
  88. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri – $17,157
  89. University at Buffalo, New York – $17,163
  90. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Ohio – $17,231
  91. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Oklahoma – $17,288
  92. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska – $17,311
  93. Loras College, Iowa – $17,540
  94. University of Kentucky, Kentucky – $17,617
  95. Harding University, Arkansas – $17,803
  96. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, New York – $17,804
  97. University of Vermont, Vermont – $17,831
  98. Binghamton University, New York – $17,870
  99. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee – $17,929
  100. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton, Pennsylvania – $18,135
  101. Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania – $18,157
  102. University of Kansas, Kansas – $18,234
  103. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois – $18,243
  104. SUNY Maritime College, New York – $18,248
  105. Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Colorado – $18,318
  106. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  107. Citadel Military College of South Carolina, South Carolina – $18,430
  108. New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey – $18,544
  109. John Brown University, Arkansas – $18,777
  110. Virginia Military Institute, Virginia – $18,785
  111. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California – $18,845
  112. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee – $19,076
  113. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Massachusetts – $19,095
  114. University of South Carolina-Columbia, South Carolina – $19,095
  115. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Virginia – $19,177
  116. University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island – $19,216
  117. Rice University, Texas – $19,232
  118. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin – $19,320
  119. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  120. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia – $19,413
  121. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama – $19,423
  122. George Mason University, Virginia – $19,479
  123. Yale University, Connecticut – $19,507
  124. Geneva College, Pennsylvania – $19,688
  125. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Maryland – $19,937
  126. James Madison University, Virginia – $20,036
  127. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey – $20,166
  128. Andrews University, Michigan – $20,484
  129. Oregon State University, Oregon – $20,581
  130. Mercer University, Georgia – $20,704
  131. Cedarville University, Ohio – $20,743
  132. Valparaiso University, Indiana – $20,871
  133. Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma – $21,001
  134. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia – $21,136
  135. University of Connecticut, Connecticut – $21,223
  136. Saint Vincent College, Pennsylvania – $21,326
  137. Temple University, Pennsylvania – $21,335
  138. University of Evansville, Indiana – $21,336
  139. Maine Maritime Academy, Maine – $21,440
  140. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – $21,656
  141. The University of Alabama, Alabama – $21,676
  142. Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois – $21,803
  143. University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan – $21,872
  144. Gannon University, Pennsylvania – $21,929
  145. Auburn University, Alabama – $21,984
  146. Columbia University in the City of New York, New York – $22,001
  147. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,002
  148. Ohio University-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,058
  149. Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wisconsin – $22,095
  150. Rowan University, New Jersey – $22,224
  151. Miami University-Oxford, Ohio – $22,307
  152. Dordt College, Iowa – $22,430
  153. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts – $22,549
  154. Wartburg College, Iowa – $22,599
  155. Lipscomb University, Tennessee – $22,895
  156. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, Pennsylvania – $22,907
  157. Christopher Newport University, Virginia – $22,965
  158. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado – $23,127
  159. Birmingham Southern College, Alabama – $23,227
  160. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $23,281
  161. Trinity University, Texas – $23,341
  162. University of Tulsa, Oklahoma – $23,392
  163. Augustana College, Illinois – $23,517
  164. Carroll University, Wisconsin – $23,579
  165. Allegheny College, Pennsylvania – $23,850
  166. Calvin College, Michigan – $24,115
  167. Howard University, Washington D.C. – $24,156
  168. Ohio Northern University, Ohio – $24,468
  169. Taylor University, Indiana – $24,532
  170. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Pennsylvania – $24,696
  171. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, Pennsylvania – $24,699
  172. Saint Francis University, Pennsylvania – $24,700
  173. California Institute of Technology, California – $24,702
  174. Randolph-Macon College, Virginia – $24,858
  175. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, New Hampshire – $24,879
  176. Wheaton College, Illinois – $25,101
  177. Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania – $25,191
  178. Union University, Tennessee – $25,437
  179. Bethel University, Minnesota – $25,446
  180. John Carroll University, Ohio – $25,718
  181. Juniata College, Pennsylvania – $25,880
  182. Hope College, Michigan – $25,938
  183. Messiah College, Pennsylvania – $26,096
  184. Smith College, Massachusetts – $26,321
  185. Bradley University, Illinois – $26,407
  186. Northwestern University, Illinois – $26,423
  187. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Pennsylvania – $26,563
  188. The College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $26,581
  189. University of Rochester, New York – $26,604
  190. Washington and Lee University, Virginia – $26,659
  191. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus, Oregon – $26,979
  192. Colorado School of Mines, Colorado – $27,013
  193. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire – $27,080
  194. George Fox University, Oregon – $27,281
  195. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York – $27,348
  196. Widener University, Pennsylvania – $27,792
  197. Seattle Pacific University, Washington – $28,105
  198. Lawrence Technological University, Michigan – $28,184
  199. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pennsylvania – $28,261
  200. Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania – $28,383
  201. Northeastern University, Massachusetts – $28,565
  202. Brown University, Rhode Island – $28,629
  203. University of Dayton, Ohio – $28,866
  204. Monmouth University, New Jersey – $29,086
  205. Florida Institute of Technology, Florida – $29,128
  206. Saint Louis University, Missouri – $29,157
  207. University of Notre Dame, Indiana – $29,313
  208. University of Denver, Colorado – $29,453
  209. University of St Thomas, Minnesota – $29,713
  210. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania – $29,806
  211. Washington University in St Louis, Missouri – $29,957
  212. Claremont McKenna College, California – $29,961
  213. University of Southern California, California – $29,977
  214. Case Western Reserve University, Ohio – $29,989
  215. Saint Michael’s College, Vermont – $30,019
  216. University of Miami, Florida – $30,136
  217. California Lutheran University, California – $30,329
  218. Marquette University, Wisconsin – $30,382
  219. Scripps College, California – $30,472
  220. Cornell University, New York – $30,498
  221. Trinity College, Connecticut – $30,530
  222. Clarkson University, New York – $30,662
  223. Point Loma Nazarene University, California – $30,718
  224. Syracuse University, New York – $30,722
  225. University of the Pacific, California – $30,829
  226. Union College, New York – $30,932
  227. University of New Haven, Connecticut – $30,976
  228. Harvey Mudd College, California – $30,994
  229. University of Portland, Oregon – $31,063
  230. Manhattan College, New York – $31,167
  231. Tufts University, Massachusetts – $31,298
  232. Hofstra University, New York – $31,815
  233. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott, Arizona – $31,825
  234. Johns Hopkins University, Maryland – $31,954
  235. Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire – $31,998
  236. University of Scranton, Pennsylvania – $32,499
  237. Lehigh University, Pennsylvania – $32,501
  238. Merrimack College, Massachusetts – $32,742
  239. Southern Methodist University, Texas – $32,882
  240. Loyola University Maryland, Maryland – $32,920
  241. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  242. Lafayette College, Pennsylvania – $32,953
  243. Seattle University, Washington – $33,170
  244. Oberlin College, Ohio – $33,295
  245. Baylor University, Texas – $33,477
  246. Whitman College, Washington – $33,482
  247. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York – $33,629
  248. Duke University, North Carolina – $33,665
  249. Roger Williams University, Rhode Island – $33,720
  250. University of San Diego, California – $33,821
  251. Texas Christian University, Texas – $34,129
  252. Hampton University, Virginia – $34,173
  253. Bucknell University, Pennsylvania – $34,502
  254. Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. – $34,542
  255. Westmont College, California – $34,812
  256. Boston University, Massachusetts – $34,914
  257. George Washington University, Washington D.C. – $35,282
  258. Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey – $35,309
  259. Kettering University, Michigan – $35,447
  260. Elon University, North Carolina – $35,619
  261. Fordham University, New York – $35,932
  262. Drexel University, Pennsylvania – $36,050
  263. Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania – $36,613
  264. Santa Clara University, California – $36,820
  265. Fairfield University, Connecticut – $36,841
  266. New York University, New York – $37,362
  267. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana – $37,725
  268. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts – $38,137
  269. Villanova University, Pennsylvania – $38,229
  270. Loyola Marymount University, California – $38,244
  271. Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia – $39,690
  272. Gonzaga University, Washington – $39,831
  273. Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts – $41,855

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