Best Colleges with Systems Engineering Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Systems Engineering, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Systems Engineering is a popular major and can be found at many different colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Systems 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 Systems Engineering degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Systems Engineering.

The Best Systems Engineering Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 George Washington University Washington, DC

George Washington University offers 5 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 291 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 193 Master's degrees, 54 Certificates degrees, 26 Doctoral degrees, and 18 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 2 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 170 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 157 Master's degrees, and 13 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
3 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ

Stevens Institute of Technology offers 3 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 264 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 134 Master's degrees, 124 Certificates degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

4 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 3 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 209 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 183 Master's degrees, and 26 Certificates degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
5 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 3 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 91 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees, and 45 Master's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
6 University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 3 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 146 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 92 Bachelor's degrees, 49 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
7 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis offers 5 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 70 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 56 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, 5 Certificates degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
8 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

University of Florida offers 4 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 194 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 128 Bachelor's degrees, 55 Master's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 84 Reviews
9 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 0 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb.

Based on 64 Reviews
10 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 2 Systems Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 73 students graduated in the study area of Systems Engineering with students earning 73 Master's degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews

List of Systems Engineering Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • 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
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
5/5
20 : 1 6,359
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
University of Florida University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
20 : 1 50,645
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
5/5
7 : 1 2,255
United States Air Force Academy United States Air Force Academy USAFA, CO 25 : 1 4,111
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
5/5
9 : 1 11,340
Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
5/5
14 : 1 11,643
United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD 13 : 1 4,525
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University Logo Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA
3/5
23 : 1 25,034
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
5/5
16 : 1 6,982
Lehigh University Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
5/5
13 : 1 7,054
George Mason University George Mason University Fairfax, VA
3/5
21 : 1 33,929

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Getting a Systems Engineering Degree Online

Schools offering online Systems Engineering degrees

Online Systems Engineering degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 258 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Systems 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
Johns Hopkins University 1 0 0 183 0
Stevens Institute of Technology 124 0 0 134 0
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0 0 0 114 0
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 0 0 0 87 0
Cornell University 0 0 0 73 0
How many schools offer online Systems Engineering degrees?
  • 12 Certificates
  • 21 Master's

What degrees do people get in Systems Engineering?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 26 Colleges 784 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 32 Colleges 302 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 25 Colleges 106 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 75 Colleges 1,745 Graduates

Systems Engineering Degree Overview

When going for a Systems Engineering degree, know that there are many opportunities for a traditional degree as well as higher education choices. Earning a degree in Systems Engineering may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is normal to get advanced degrees as well as the traditional. The most prevailing Systems Engineering degree earned was a master's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Systems Engineering degree that people acquire is a bachelor's degree. While a master's degree has more popularity, it isn't uncommon for a bachelor's degree as well. Although a doctoral degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. Keeping in mind what you hope to achieve by earning a degree in Systems Engineering, look to choose a degree at a school that can meet your flexibility and schedule needs.

Average cost of college for a Systems Engineering degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,085 Public In-State
$7,555 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,727 Public In-State
$38,617 Private In-State
$24,413 Public Out-of-State
$38,617 Private Out-of-State
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