Best Colleges with Engineering Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Engineering, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Engineering is a very popular major and is offered at a wide variety of colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Engineering degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Engineering degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Engineering.

The Best Engineering Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College offers 1 Engineering Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a remote town. In 2015, 133 students graduated in the study area of Engineering with students earning 133 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 Brown University Providence, RI

Brown University offers 4 Engineering Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 142 students graduated in the study area of Engineering with students earning 72 Bachelor's degrees, 53 Master's degrees, and 17 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
3 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 0 Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University offers 4 Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 140 students graduated in the study area of Engineering with students earning 107 Master's degrees, 31 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
5 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 4 Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 61 students graduated in the study area of Engineering with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 Northeastern University Boston, MA

Northeastern University offers 2 Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 84 students graduated in the study area of Engineering with students earning 84 Master's degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews
7 Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Princeton University offers 1 Engineering Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb.

Based on 28 Reviews
8 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD

University of Maryland-College Park offers 3 Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 184 students graduated in the study area of Engineering with students earning 155 Master's degrees, 29 Certificates degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
9 Duke University Durham, NC

Duke University offers 0 Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 24 Reviews
10 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 1 Engineering Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 50 students graduated in the study area of Engineering with students earning 50 Master's degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews

List of Engineering Schools in the U.S.

Filter:
Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
5/5
8 : 1 6,350
Brown University Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,458
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
Old Dominion University Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
3/5
25 : 1 24,672
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Princeton University Princeton University Princeton, NJ
5/5
9 : 1 8,138
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
Duke University Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
5 : 1 15,984
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
Colorado School of Mines Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
4/5
19 : 1 6,054
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
Harvey Mudd College Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 825
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
5/5
11 : 1 12,292
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Needham, MA
5/5
9 : 1 370
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
5/5
7 : 1 2,255
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158

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Getting an Engineering Degree Online

Schools offering online Engineering degrees

Online Engineering degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 184 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Engineering degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
University of Maryland-College Park 29 0 0 155 0
Old Dominion University 0 0 0 107 0
University of Alabama in Huntsville 0 0 0 102 0
University of Colorado Boulder 0 0 0 77 0
University of Wisconsin-Madison 0 0 0 53 0
How many schools offer online Engineering degrees?
  • 3 Certificates
  • 6 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 24 Master's

What degrees do people get in Engineering?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 230 Colleges 2,654 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 155 Colleges 2,149 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 31 Colleges 131 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 45 Colleges 410 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 107 Colleges 2,365 Graduates

Engineering Degree Overview

On the start of the search for Engineering degrees, know that there are many possibilities for a traditional degree as well as higher education possibilities. A degree in Engineering will mostly not require a sizable amount of time investment and is normally achieved in only a year or two. The most commonplace Engineering degree earned was an associate's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Engineering degree that people receive is a master's degree which demonstrates a focus on higher learning. This suggests that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a certificate is offered at some schools, getting a certificate is not very common. With your goals in mind, look for the Engineering degree that can match your flexibility and needs in addition to finding a school with the right opportunities for you to earn that degree.

Average cost of college for a Engineering degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,557 Public In-State
$7,445 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,671 Public In-State
$34,711 Private In-State
$20,772 Public Out-of-State
$34,711 Private Out-of-State
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