Best Engineering colleges in Chicago

Why a degree in engineering?

Let’s face it, you’re smart. You passed science and math classes with flying colors, and you are the “go-to” when it comes to computer help. You probably took apart a lot of things in your childhood just to see how they worked. Now here you are, ready to literally build the future.

How to prepare for an engineering degree

Engineering has a lot of positives. As suspected, student debt won’t be a concern since finding an engineering career with a starting salary less than $55,000 or an average salary less than $85,000 is more difficult than learning the RubixCube pattern. If money isn’t your driving factor, how about the 85% of engineers who are satisfied with their jobs*, despite longer workdays.

It’s the challenges every day that keep engineers and their ticking minds happy. So if you think you can hack it out with the best of them, brush the dust off that TI84 and get ready. It really is rocket science.

*Evaluation Enginering, EE-Evaluation Engineering’s 2013 salary survey, http://www.evaluationengineering.com/articles/201308/work-life-balance-key-to-job-satisfaction.php

Best Engineering colleges in Chicago for 2021

Illinois Institute of Technology offers 58 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 992 Engineering students graduated with students earning 510 Master's degrees, 428 Bachelor's degrees, and 54 Doctoral degrees.

University of Illinois at Chicago offers 41 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,326 Engineering students graduated with students earning 656 Bachelor's degrees, 592 Master's degrees, and 78 Doctoral degrees.

Northern Illinois University offers 9 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 535 Engineering students graduated with students earning 407 Bachelor's degrees, and 128 Master's degrees.

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McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County College offers 13 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 58 Engineering students graduated with students earning 39 Certificates, and 19 Associate's degrees.

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 151 Engineering students graduated with students earning 79 Bachelor's degrees, 43 Certificates, 19 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 10 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 187 Engineering students graduated with students earning 116 Bachelor's degrees, 70 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University offers 9 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 132 Engineering students graduated with students earning 132 Bachelor's degrees.

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 6 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 41 Engineering students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

Midwestern University-Downers Grove offers 1 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 106 Engineering students graduated with students earning 106 Master's degrees.

Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University offers 4 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 66 Engineering students graduated with students earning 66 Master's degrees.

List of all Engineering colleges in Chicago

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Illinois Institute of Technology Logo Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 6,515
University of Illinois at Chicago Logo University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
19 : 1 32,324
College of DuPage Logo College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
87 : 1 23,903
Joliet Junior College Logo Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
3/5
68 : 1 14,318
Waubonsee Community College Logo Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
3/5
88 : 1 8,665
College of Lake County Logo College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,743
Northern Illinois University Logo Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
21 : 1 16,609
Gateway Technical College Logo Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
2/5
45 : 1 10,050
William Rainey Harper College Logo William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
3/5
67 : 1 13,477
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Logo Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL   21 : 1 2,102
Elgin Community College Logo Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
3/5
77 : 1 9,931
DeVry University-Illinois Logo DeVry University-Illinois Chicago, IL
4/5
319 : 1 18,195
Oakton Community College Logo Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
3/5
53 : 1 8,083
Triton College Logo Triton College River Grove, IL
3/5
97 : 1 9,571
McHenry County College Logo McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
3/5
81 : 1 7,473
Kishwaukee College Logo Kishwaukee College Malta, IL
3/5
51 : 1 3,060
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,452
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Logo City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
3/5
100 : 1 8,762
Valparaiso University Logo Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
5/5
12 : 1 3,502

Top schools offering Engineering degrees in Chicago