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Doctor’s Degree in General Engineering

443 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 47 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in engineering. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 60.3% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

In 2017-2018, 443 earned their doctor's degree in engineering. This earns it the #55 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation. 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 Doctor’s Degree

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for engineering majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for engineering students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in engineering. About 76.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 340
Women 103
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Engineering

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 121
International Students 267
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Doctor's Degree Students

There are 47 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
45 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for engineering students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Arkansas. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,384 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,563 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 45 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UARK. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#2

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
38 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Virginia University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 28,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,856 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,990 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 38 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from WVU. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#3

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
35 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 26,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,109 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,001 per year.

The engineering program at University of New Mexico - Main Campus awarded 35 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#4

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
34 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Old Dominion University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 24,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,029 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,727 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Old Dominion. About 26% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
25 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi State University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 21,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,540 per year.

The engineering program at Mississippi State University awarded 25 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
22 Yearly Graduations
32% Women

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 24,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,387 per year.

The engineering program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 22 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#7

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Brown University. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 20 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Brown. Of these students, 15% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

18 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Main Campus is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 14,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,515 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,549 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 18 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#9

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carnegie Mellon University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,244 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,815 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Carnegie Mellon. Of these students, 20% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
15 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Virginia Commonwealth University. Each year, around 30,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,217 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 15 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at VCU. Of these students, 20% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

13 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 14,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,255 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 13 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at SIUC. About 23% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,246 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,206 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 13 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UCCS. Of these students, 8% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
11 Yearly Graduations
18% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Roughly 26,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,818 per year.

The engineering program at University of Nebraska - Lincoln awarded 11 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#13

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Villanova University. Each year, around 10,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,578 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,905 per year.

The engineering program at Villanova University awarded 11 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#13

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
11 Yearly Graduations
9% Women

Rochester Institute of Technology is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 16,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,761 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,520 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 11 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at RIT.

10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Wright State University - Main Campus. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,861 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,298 per year.

The engineering program at Wright State University - Main Campus awarded 10 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#16

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Lamar University. Each year, around 14,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,234 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Lamar University. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#18

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cleveland State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 16,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,387 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,818 per year.

The engineering program at Cleveland State University awarded 9 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 41,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 9 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UC Berkeley. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#20

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 20th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Memphis. Each year, around 21,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,054 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 8 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at U of Memphis.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical Engineering 2,334
Mechanical Engineering 1,589
Biomedical Engineering 1,094
Civil Engineering 1,057
Chemical Engineering 1,017

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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