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Bachelor’s Degree in General Engineering

2,900 Yearly Graduations
$59,300 Median Salary
$24,985 Median Debt
There are 197 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in engineering. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.0% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,900 students earned their bachelor's degree in engineering. This makes it the 110th 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 4,685
Master’s Degree 2,939
Bachelor’s Degree 2,900
Doctor’s Degree 430
Undergraduate Certificate 382
Basic Certificate 323
Graduate Certificate 80

Earnings of Engineering Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in engineering is $59,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

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 76.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,210
Women 690
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 202
Black or African American 142
Hispanic or Latino 256
White 1,809
International Students 291
Other Races/Ethnicities 200
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 197 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

207 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
33% 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 $10,175 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 207 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from ASU - Polytechnic. Of these students, 11% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
135 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Carolina University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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.

The engineering program at East Carolina University awarded 135 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
133 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Mercer University. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,528 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,422 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 133 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Mercer. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#4

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
114 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Calvin University. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,228 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Calvin. Of these students, 22% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
109 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at McNeese. Of these students, 28% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
105 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Davis. 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.

The engineering program at University of California - Davis awarded 105 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#7

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
104 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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 $18,858 per year.

The engineering program at Michigan State University awarded 104 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 27% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
86 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brown University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a 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 $57,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,112 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Brown. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#9

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California
83 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvey Mudd College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The engineering program at Harvey Mudd College awarded 83 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

75 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montana Tech of the University of Montana comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Montana Tech. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#11

Geneva College

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
66 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Geneva College. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,042 per year.

The engineering program at Geneva College awarded 66 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 15% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois
63 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Olivet Nazarene University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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 $36,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,420 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Olivet Nazarene. About 19% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
62 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is James Madison University. Roughly 21,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,848 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from JMU. About 19% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas
56 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Christian University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,780 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at TCU. Of these students, 25% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
50 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Messiah University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,420 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Messiah. Of these students, 14% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
44 Yearly Graduations
9% Women

University of Detroit Mercy is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,268 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UDM.

#17

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland
43 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Frostburg State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 5,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,866 per year.

The engineering program at Frostburg State University awarded 43 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#18

Walla Walla University

College Place, Washington
42 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walla Walla University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,936 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,788 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their bachelor's degree in engineering from Walla Walla U. About 19% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Hope College

Holland, Michigan
42 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hope College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Hope. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#18

Olin College

Needham, Massachusetts
42 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Olin College. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 bachelor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Olin College. About 52% of this group were women, and 43% 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 37,343
Electrical Engineering 17,946
Civil Engineering 14,832
Chemical Engineering 11,423
Computer Engineering 10,704

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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