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Graduate Certificate in General Engineering

80 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A graduate certificate in engineering is offered at 14 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 31% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 26.2% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 students earned their graduate certificate in engineering. This earns it the #115 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 4,685
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 Graduate Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for engineering majors with their graduate certificate 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 graduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificate in engineering. About 77.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 62
Women 18
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Engineering

The racial-ethnic distribution of engineering graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 32
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 4
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Graduate Certificate Students

There are 14 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 14 below:

#1

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
56 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - College Park tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for engineering majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 40,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 people received their graduate certificate in engineering from UMCP. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in engineering. Roughly 32,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

The engineering program at University of Iowa awarded 10 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minnesota State University - Mankato comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in engineering. Each year, around 14,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,694 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificate were handed out to engineering majors at Minnesota State University - Mankato. About 20% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in engineering. Roughly 51,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in engineering from UT Austin. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in engineering. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,610 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,920 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to engineering majors at SD Mines.

#6

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations

George Mason University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in engineering. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

The engineering program at George Mason University awarded 1 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations

Wayne State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in engineering. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificate were handed out to engineering majors at Wayne State.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to engineering that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Systems Engineering 505
Other Engineering 309
Industrial Engineering 175
Mechanical Engineering 169
Electrical Engineering 136

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.

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