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Bachelor’s Degree in General Engineering

2,756 Yearly Graduations
$59,300 Median Salary
$24,985 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in engineering is offered at 186 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 9.2% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

In 2017-2018, 2,756 bachelor's degree were awarded to engineering majors. This makes it the 114th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in engineering at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 4,807
Bachelor’s Degree 2,756
Master’s Degree 2,732
Doctor’s Degree 443
Undergraduate Certificate 242
Basic Certificate 159
Graduate Certificate 106

Earnings of Engineering Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in engineering is $59,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $53,075 and the high is $64,125.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in engineering is $24,985. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,239.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $259.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in engineering. About 75.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,083
Women 673
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

The racial-ethnic distribution of engineering bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 223
Black or African American 143
Hispanic or Latino 229
White 1,714
International Students 254
Other Races/Ethnicities 193
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 186 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

160 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Polytechnic tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,613 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,406 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 160 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at ASU - Polytechnic. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#2

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
145 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mercer University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,822 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,374 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 145 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Mercer. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#3

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
125 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Carolina University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 29,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,749 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 125 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from ECU. About 23% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
119 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 37,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 119 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UC Davis. Of these students, 14% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
107 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 50,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,132 per year.

The engineering program at Michigan State University awarded 107 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
93 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Calvin University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,027 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 93 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Calvin. About 19% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
90 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brown University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,320 per year.

The engineering program at Brown University awarded 90 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#8

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
89 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is McNeese State University. Each year, around 7,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,147 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,703 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 89 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from McNeese. About 29% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Messiah University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 72 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Messiah. About 19% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

70 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,707 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,706 per year.

The engineering program at Montana Tech of the University of Montana awarded 70 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 9% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
67 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

James Madison University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 21,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,935 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,512 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 67 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from JMU. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#12

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California
64 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvey Mudd College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 64 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College. About 39% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois
59 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Olivet Nazarene University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

The engineering program at Olivet Nazarene University awarded 59 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon
58 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Fox University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,504 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 58 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from GFU. Of these students, 14% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Geneva College

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
54 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Geneva College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,976 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 54 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Geneva. Of these students, 22% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Hope College

Holland, Michigan
53 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Hope College. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 53 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Hope. About 36% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts
49 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Smith College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,120 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Smith. About 100% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Olin College

Needham, Massachusetts
44 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Olin College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 44 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Olin College. Of these students, 45% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

43 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Tennessee - Martin comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,918 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 43 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UT Martin. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#20

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana
42 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Southern Indiana. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,829 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,300 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 42 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at USI. About 19% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to engineering that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Mechanical Engineering 35,706
Electrical Engineering 17,318
Civil Engineering 14,179
Chemical Engineering 11,709
Computer Engineering 9,874

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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