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2021 Most Popular Online General Engineering Schools

16 Colleges
$66,152 Avg Salary
$20,077 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 11,739 people earned a degree or certificate in general engineering, making the major the #91 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online General Engineering Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 16 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online engineering programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named University of Maryland - College Park the most popular online school in the United States for general engineering students. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

The average amount in student loans that engineering majors at UMCP take out is $26,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $303.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend East Mississippi Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Engineering Schools list. Located in the remote area of Scooba, EMCC is a public school with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Itawamba Community College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Engineering Schools list. ICC is a small public school located in the remote town of Fulton.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Virginia - Main Campus. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Engineering Schools list. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

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The excellent online programs at Onondaga Community College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general engineering schools in the United States. OCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Syracuse.

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#6

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general engineering programs. Old Dominion is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Norfolk.

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With a ranking of #6, Allen County Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for general engineering students. Located in the town of Iola, Allen Community College is a public college with a small student population.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general engineering students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Northeast Mississippi Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Engineering Schools list. Located in the town of Booneville, Northeast Mississippi Community College is a public school with a small student population.

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#10

Central Texas College

Killeen, TX

Central Texas College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Engineering Schools ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Killeen, Central Texas College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

General Engineering is one of 38 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,405
Electrical Engineering 31,384
Civil Engineering 21,938
Computer Engineering 15,891
Chemical Engineering 14,406

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 16 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Rémi Kaupp.

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