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Systems Engineering at George Washington University

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Systems Engineering at George Washington University

What traits are you looking for in a systems engineering school? To help you decide if George Washington University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's systems engineering program.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 27,017. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 26 students received a bachelor's degree in systems engineering from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Systems Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Systems Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Systems Engineering

Online Classes Are Available at GWU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

GWU does offer online education options in systems engineering for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

GWU Systems Engineering Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the systems engineering progam at GWU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The systems engineering major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Systems Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Systems Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 7
Most Focused Systems Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 16

In 2021, 85 students received their master’s degree in systems engineering from GWU. This makes it the #9 most popular school for systems engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 11 students who received their doctoral degrees in systems engineering, making the school the #2 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Systems Engineering Graduates from GWU Make?

The median salary of systems engineering students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $68,609. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 2% higher than the national average of $67,120 for all systems engineering bachelor's degree recipients.


Systems Engineering Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the systems engineering majors at George Washington University.

GWU Systems Engineering Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 35% of systems engineering bachelor's degrees went to men and 65% went to women. The typical systems engineering bachelor's degree program is made up of only 28% women. So female students are more repesented at GWU since its program graduates 37% more women than average.


About 69% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in systems engineering at GWU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in systems engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 18
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

GWU Systems Engineering Master’s Program

35% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 85 students who earned a master's degree in Systems Engineering from GWU in 2020-2021, 65% were men and 35% were women.


Of the students who received a systems engineering master's degree from GWU, 59% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in systems engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 50
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

GWU also has a doctoral program available in systems engineering. In 2021, 11 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Systems Engineering Grads May Go Into

A degree in systems engineering can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Engineers 2,640 $132,530
Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,360 $152,130


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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