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Doctor’s Degree in General Engineering

430 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in engineering is offered at 46 colleges in the United States. 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, 60.2% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

In 2018-2019, 430 earned their doctor's degree in engineering. This makes it the 57th most popular doctor'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 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 75.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 325
Women 105
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 19
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 114
International Students 259
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Doctor's Degree Students

There are 46 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
39 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for engineering students seekinga doctor's degree is Old Dominion University. 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 $10,207 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Old Dominion. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
33 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their 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 $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UARK. About 36% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
33 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus comes in at #2 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 $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UNM. Of these students, 12% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
28 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Virginia University is the 4th 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 $8,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,134 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at WVU. Of these students, 18% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
28 Yearly Graduations
21% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. 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 $10,543 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

#6

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
22 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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 $8,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Mississippi State. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

21 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Main Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 14,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,844 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 10% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women

The 8th 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 $57,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,112 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Brown.

#9

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
17 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

The 9th 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 $7,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,976 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UNL.

#10

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
16 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana Tech University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 12,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,592 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Louisiana Tech. Of these students, 19% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. 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 $12,701 per year.

The engineering program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 16 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Carnegie Mellon. Of these students, 47% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,284 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UCCS. Of these students, 27% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
15 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tennessee Technological University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 10,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,656 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,280 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Tennessee Tech University. Of these students, 13% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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 $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from RIT. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#15

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #15 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.

The engineering program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 9 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Morgan State University. Roughly 7,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,190 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Morgan State. About 22% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Villanova University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 10,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Villanova. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#18

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

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 $10,745 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Cleveland State University.

#18

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Georgia comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 37,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

The engineering program at University of Georgia awarded 8 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical Engineering 2,305
Mechanical Engineering 1,635
Civil Engineering 1,232
Biomedical Engineering 1,127
Chemical Engineering 1,069

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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