Engineering is one of the best careers to consider in this age of modern technology! More and more engineering jobs are becoming available on a regular basis--with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 5% growth over the next 7 years.
There are so many types of engineering to study, including mechanical, electric, electronic, chemical, industrial, environmental, and civil engineering. If your goal is to get the best education possible, here are the top American universities to attend:
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology isn’t just the top-ranked Engineering university in the US, but it’s #1 in the entire world! The cost of attending the school is roughly $44,000 per year, and there are over 3,000 students enrolled there every year.
2. Stanford University
Located in Stanford, California, Stanford University ranks second in the world for Engineering degrees. Tuition is a bit higher than MIT--around $47,000 per year--with over 3,500 students enrolled in Stanford every year.
3. University of California Berkeley
UCB is ranked 5th in the world for engineering, and 3rd in the United States. The average cost of tuition comes out to $11,000 per year for students in California, or $26,000 for out-of-state students. Nearly 2,000 students are enrolled in UCB every year, working toward the 2-year Master’s Degree in Engineering.
4. Carnegie Mellon University
Ranked 4th in the United States for Engineering programs, Carnegie Mellon University charges around $41,000 per year for tuition. There are fewer than 5 students per teacher (an excellent ratio),with roughly 250 teachers for the 3,400 students enrolled every year.
5. California Institute of Technology
Cal-Tech is one of California’s top technology universities overall, but it’s the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences that attracts the majority of graduate students. Tuition is pricy at $41,000 per year, and there are only around 530 students enrolled in Cal-Tech every year!
6. Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech earns a high ranking for its Engineering program, but the tuition is what makes the university so attractive. Students from in-state only pay around $12,000 per year, while students from the rest of the U.S. pay around $27,000. Current enrollment hovers around 6,000 students.
7. Purdue University--West Lafayette
The West Lafayette campus of Purdue University is one of Indiana’s top colleges overall, with an emphasis placed on Engineering. Tuition for local students hovers around the $10,000 mark, while out-of-state students pay around $29,000 per year. Roughly 3,400 students attend the university every year.
8. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Tuition for Illinois residents at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois costs around $17,000 per year, while full time students from out of state pay closer to $31,000. Currently, there are over 3,300 students enrolled.
9. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ranked 9th in the US, the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan is home to one of the top Engineering programs in the state and country. There are currently around 3,200 students enrolled there, with tuition ranging from $22,000 (for in-state students) to $43,000 (for students from the rest of the US) per year.
10. University of Southern California
USC is home to the Andrew and Erna Vitebi School of Engineering, one of the top-ranked Engineering colleges in the country. The cost of enrollment at this school is $32,000 per year across the board, and there are currently around 5,100 students enrolled there.
All great options for those looking to get a degree in engineering! Now it’s up to you to consider which is most affordable and accessible according to your current location and financial possibilities.