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The List of All U.S Colleges With an Engineering Major

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With over 5,000 colleges and universities in the United States, the search for the right institution for you can be overwhelming. However if you know you want to study engineering in college, this list of all the U.S. Colleges that offer an engineering major will help you find the schools that best fit you.

Why Should You Study Engineering in College?

Students who study engineering in college need an inquisitive, problem-solving mindset, supported by diverse analytical skills and knowledge of science, math, and technology. For those with this specialized blend of talents, an engineering degree opens the door to a variety of career paths that offer job security, high incomes and intellectual stimulation.

 

Engineering is a wide field that encompasses numerous areas of study. Aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering are just a few of the available fields—and sub-fields exist within these specializations. Thanks to this multitude of pathways, students can follow their interest in engineering in myriad directions.

 

Students graduating from college with an engineering degree can expect a strong return on their investment. The average median salary of an engineer is 2016 was $91,100, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS); petroleum engineers, the highest-paid field, earned a median salary of $128,230. That is more than double (and in the case of petroleum engineers, triple) the $44,564 annual salary brought home by the average U.S. worker.

 

Another position where engineers excel? CEO. Though some might imagine that CEOs usually have degrees in business or finance, the Harvard Business Review reports that 34 out of the top 100 CEOs in 2018 had an engineering degree—just edging out the 32 CEOs on that list who hold MBAs.

 

The financial stability that engineering jobs offer is not the field’s only attraction. On a day-to-day basis, engineers solve real-world problems, create elegant innovations, and work in dynamic teams. Engineers play an integral role in our daily lives; for example, they design the cars we drive and the cell phones in our pockets. Their innovations, from creating prosthetic limbs to improving energy efficiency, also have meaningful, positive societal impacts.

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

Having a strong, well-rounded application is essential to gaining acceptance into the engineering school of your choice. Due to the academic rigor of an undergraduate engineering education, prospective engineering students must maintain a strong GPA and take a rigorous course load, including advanced STEM classes, such as AP calculus or physics.

 

Depending on what field of engineering you’re interested in pursuing, other high-level classes will also strengthen your application. For example, AP chemistry would be a strong addition to the transcript of a student who wants to pursue chemical engineering. However, keep in mind that Advanced Placement courses should not be taken at the expense of your GPA—prospective engineering students may want to prioritize challenging science and math courses over other AP offerings.

 

Our Early Advising Program can help students with an interest in engineering begin to build an application that will stand out, including helping them decide which AP and honors classes to take and showing them how to improve their GPA.

 

Admissions officers also consider a student’s extracurricular activities when reviewing a college application. Joining your high school’s a engineering club (if they have one) or participating in other STEM-related activities (such as a robotics club or laboratory research project), can demonstrate your interest in the field—and help you find your specific passions within engineering. Academic competitions, like these 8 Engineering Academic Competitions for High Schoolers, also can demonstrate your active interest in engineering.

 

If your high school’s engineering offerings are limited, consider using your summer vacation to further explore the field. Colleges across the country offer summer programs that provide college-bound students with a chance to further explore fields of interest while engaging with college-level faculty and students.

 

Juniors who are beginning to build their college lists and prepare for the application process will benefit from our College Strategy Program. We get students started early on their school list, giving them an enormous advantage in the application process. Working with one of our admissions experts, students can make school-specific tweaks to their profile, secure meaningful letters of recommendation, and make the most of their extracurricular activities.

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Which Colleges Have an Engineering Major?

If engineering is right for you, you’ve got a wide range of schools to choose from! Here’s the list of every college in the U.S. that offers an engineering major:

 

Agnes Scott College

Abilene Christian University | ACU

Anderson University (Indiana)

Anderson University (South Carolina)

Angelo State University

Arizona State University | ASU

Alfred State College

Bellevue College

Bluefield State College | BSC

Asbury University

Appalachian State University

Arkansas Tech University | ATU

Butler University

California Institute of Technology | Caltech

Carleton College

Christian Brothers University | CBU

Assumption College

Auburn University

Augustana College

Colorado School of Mines | Mines

Columbia Basin College | CBC

Austin College

Baldwin Wallace University | BW

Dartmouth College

Ball State University | BSU

Dickinson College

Berklee College of Music | Berklee

Dillard University

Beloit College

East Coast Polytechnic Institute | ECPI University

Bemidji State University | BSU

Bluffton University

Elon University

Emory University

Berry College

Florida SouthWestern State College | FSW

Fort Valley State University | FVSU

Boise State University | BSU

Bradley University

Bryan College

Brazosport College

Hampden–Sydney College | H–SC

Harvey Mudd College | HMC

Brigham Young University | BYU

Broward College

Brown University

Bucknell University

California Baptist University | CBU

California Polytechnic State University | Cal Poly

California State University Channel Islands | CSU Channel Islands

California State University, Chico | CSU Chico

California State University, Fresno | CSU Fresno

California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach State

California State University, Northridge | CSUN

California University of Pennsylvania | Cal U

Calvin College

Loras College

Loyola University Maryland

Carthage College

Methodist University

Central Michigan University | CMU

Central Washington University | CWU

Chapman University

Morehouse College

City College of New York | CCNY

Claremont McKenna College | CMC

North Carolina A&T State University | N.C. A&T

Cleveland State University | CSU

North Seattle College | NSC

Northwest Florida State College | NWFSC

College of St. Benedict | CSB

College of Staten Island | CUNY CSI

Colorado State University–Pueblo | CSU Pueblo

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology | OSUIT

Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City | OSU–OKC

Ottawa University | OU

Peru State College

Polk State College

Colorado State University | CSU

Cooper Union

Columbia College (Missouri)

Columbia University

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | RHIT

Rutgers University–Camden

Scripps College

Connecticut College

Seattle Central College

Cornell College

Cornell University

Snow College

South Seattle College | SSC

Southwestern Christian College | SwCC

Dunwoody College of Technology

St. Johns River State College

Daytona State College

Delaware State University | Del State

DePaul University

Strayer University

Eastern Illinois University | EIU

Dominican University (Illinois)

Texas Christian University | TCU

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina | The Citadel

Dordt College

Drexel University

Duke University

Earlham College

East Carolina University | ECU

United States Air Force Academy | Air Force

Eastern Michigan University | EMU

United States Naval Academy | Navy

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | UAPB

Eastern Nazarene College | ENC

Eastern New Mexico University | ENMU

Eastern Washington University | EWU

University of California, Merced | UC Merced

Elizabethtown College | E-town

Endicott College

University of Iowa

Florida A&M University | FAMU

Florida Atlantic University | FAU

Florida Institute of Technology | Florida Tech

Florida International University | FIU

University of Miami

University of New Orleans | UNO

Florida State College at Jacksonville | FSCJ

Fordham University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering | Olin

Freed–Hardeman University | FHU

Frostburg State University

University of South Alabama | South

University of South Carolina Upstate | USC Upstate

University of South Dakota | USD

Geneva College

University of Tulsa

Goshen College

Western Nevada College

Goucher College

Greenville University

Grand Canyon University | GCU

Grand Valley State University | GVSU

Gulf Coast State College | GCSC

Hanover College

Hampton University

Harvard University

Wright State University

Hawaii Pacific University | HPU

Hofstra University

Husson University

Howard Payne University | HPU

Illinois State University | ISU

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis | IUPUI

Atlanta Metropolitan State College | AMSC

Indiana University of Pennsylvania | IUP

Iowa State University

Augustana University

Ithaca College

Austin Peay State University | APSU

Azusa Pacific University | APU

Jackson College

Jackson State University | JSU

Baylor University

Johns Hopkins University | JHU

Juniata College

John Brown University | JBU

Benedictine University

Bethel College (Indiana)

Bethel University (Minnesota)

Biola University

Bismarck State College | BSC

Bob Jones University | BJU

Kent State University

King University

King’s College

Brigham Young University–Idaho | BYU–Idaho

Lake Superior State University | LSSU

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | Cal Poly Pomona

Lander University

California State University, Bakersfield | CSU Bakersfield

Lebanon Valley College | LVC

Lehigh University

California State University, Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

Lewis University

Lincoln University (Missouri)

Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)

Lindenwood University

Louisiana Tech University | La. Tech

Carroll College

Loyola Marymount University | LMU

Loyola University Chicago

Central Connecticut State University | CCSU

Manchester University

Marietta College

Maine Maritime Academy | MMA

Marquette University

Clark Atlanta University | CAU

Marian University

Clarkson University

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University | Coastal

Marshall University

Maryville University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

Massachusetts Maritime Academy | MMA

College of the Ozarks

Messiah College

Metropolitan State University of Denver | MSU Denver

Miami University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University | Michigan Tech

Middle Tennessee State University | MTSU

Cornerstone University

Millersville University of Pennsylvania | MU

Milwaukee School of Engineering | MSOE

DePauw University

Mississippi State University | MSU

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri University of Science & Technology | Missouri S&T

Missouri Western State University

Drury University

Montana State University | MSU

Montana Tech of the University of Montana | Montana Tech

East Tennessee State University | ETSU

Mount Holyoke College

Eastern Mennonite University | EMU

Murray State University | MSU

Morris College

Muskingum University

Elizabeth City State University | ECSU

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University

Emporia State University

New College of Florida

Neumann University

New Mexico Highlands University | NMHU

Farmingdale State College | SUNY Farmingdale

Fayetteville State University | FSU

Newberry College

North Carolina State University | NC State

North Dakota State University | NDSU

Northern Arizona University | NAU

Fontbonne University

Framingham State University

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Northern Vermont University | NVU

Northwestern College

George Fox University | GFU

Northwestern University

Norwich University

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech

Ohio Northern University | ONU

Gordon State College

Ohio Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Baptist University | OBU

Grambling State University | GSU

Oklahoma State University | OSU

Oklahoma City University | OCU

Olivet Nazarene University | ONU

Oregon Institute of Technology | Oregon Tech

Oregon State University | OSU

Oral Roberts University | ORU

Henderson State University | HSU

Hope College

Houston Baptist University | HBU

Otterbein University

Pace University

Pacific Lutheran University | PLU

Park University

Pacific University

Illinois Institute of Technology | Illinois Tech

Penn State Brandywine

Pennsylvania College of Technology | Penn Tech

Indiana State University | ISU

Pennsylvania State University | PSU

Pensacola State College

Piedmont College

Point Loma Nazarene University | PLNU

Point Park University

Portland State University | PSU

Presbyterian College

James Madison University | JMU

Johnson & Wales University | JWU

Principia College

Providence College

Purdue University

Kentucky State University | KSU

La Sierra University | LSU

Lake Forest College

Lamar University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | RPI

Rockhurst University

LeTourneau University | LETU

Lewis–Clark State College

Louisiana College

Robert Morris University | RMU (Pennsylvania)

Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Roger Williams University | RWU

Rutgers University–New Brunswick | Rutgers

Rutgers University–Newark

Saint Francis University | SFU

Saint Louis University | SLU

McNeese State University

Saint Mary’s College (Indiana)

Saint Mary’s College of California | St. Mary’s

Sam Houston State University | SHSU

MidAmerica Nazarene University | MNU

Samford University

Midland College | MC

San Diego State University | SDSU

Milligan College

San Jose State University | SJSU

Minnesota State University Moorhead | MSUM

Santa Clara University

Savannah State University

Seattle University

Seminole State College of Florida

Missouri State University | MSU

Shawnee State University | SSU

Siena Heights University | SHU

Mount Vernon Nazarene University | MVNU

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania | SRU

Nebraska Wesleyan University | NWU

Smith College

New York Institute of Technology | NYIT

New York University | NYU

Nicholls State University

Southeast Missouri State University | SEMO

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Southern Methodist University | SMU

Northeastern University

Southern New Hampshire University | SNHU

Northwestern Michigan College | NMC

Oberlin College

St. Cloud State University | SCSU

State College of Florida

St. Mary’s University, Texas

St. Michael’s College

Pepperdine University

Pittsburg State University | PSU

Stanford University

Sterling College

State University of New York at Plattsburgh | SUNY Plattsburgh

Queens College, City University of New York | CUNY QC

Quinnipiac University

Radford University

Regent University

State University of New York Maritime College | SUNY Maritime

Stevens Institute of Technology

SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry | SUNY ESF

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Saginaw Valley State University | SVSU

Taylor University

Temple University

Tennessee Technological University | Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Wesleyan University | TWU

The College of New Jersey | TCNJ

Texas Tech University | TTU

The State University of New York at Albany | SUNY Albany

The State University of New York at Binghamton | SUNY Binghamton

The State University of New York at Stony Brook | SUNY Stony Brook

Thomas Jefferson University

Trinity College

Seattle Pacific University | SPU

Tufts University

Trine University

Seton Hill University

Tulane University

Tuskegee University

Union College (New York)

South Georgia State College

United States Coast Guard Academy | Coast Guard

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southern Arkansas University | SAU

United States Military Academy | Army

United States Merchant Marine Academy

University of Akron

University of Alabama

University of Alaska Fairbanks | UAF

University of Arizona

University of Arkansas

Southern University and A&M College | SUBR

Southern Utah University | SUU

University of Arkansas at Little Rock | UA Little Rock

Southwest Baptist University | SBU

University of California, Berkeley | UC Berkeley

Southwestern Oklahoma State University | SWOSU

University of Arkansas–Fort Smith | UAFS

Spring Arbor University | SAU

University of California, Davis | UC Davis

St. Ambrose University

University of California, Irvine | UC Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

University of California, San Diego | UCSD

University of Central Florida | UCF

St. Thomas University | STU

University of Chicago

State University of New York at Fredonia | SUNY Fredonia

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Boulder | CU Boulder

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Hartford

University of Houston

University of Hawaii Maui College

Tennessee State University | TSU

University of Illinois at Chicago | UIC

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Texas State University

University of Kansas

The State University of New York at Buffalo | SUNY Buffalo

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute | SUNY Poly

Touro College

University of Kentucky

University of Louisiana at Lafayette | UL Lafayette

University of Lynchburg

University of Maine

Union University

University of Alabama at Birmingham | UAB

University of Maryland Eastern Shore | UMES

University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland

University of Massachusetts Boston | UMass Boston

University of Massachusetts Lowell | UMass Lowell

University of Memphis

University of Michigan

University of California, Riverside | UC Riverside

University of Michigan–Dearborn | UM-D

University of Michigan–Flint | UofM-Flint

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Minnesota

University of Mount Union

University of Nebraska Omaha | UNO

University of Nebraska–Lincoln | UNL

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV

University of New Hampshire | UNH

University of Houston–Downtown | UHD

University of New Haven | UNH

University of New Mexico | UNM

University of Jamestown

University of North Alabama | UNA

University of North Carolina at Charlotte | UNC Charlotte

University of Mary Hardin–Baylor | UMHB

University of North Dakota | UND

University of Northern Iowa | UNI

University of Northwestern – St. Paul

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

University of Pittsburgh | Pitt

University of Mississippi | Ole Miss

University of Puget Sound

University of Redlands

University of Rhode Island | URI

University of Nebraska at Kearney | UNK

University of Rochester

University of Scranton

University of Southern Indiana | USI

University of Southern Mississippi | Southern Miss

University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

University of Tennessee

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP

University of North Georgia | UNG

University of the Cumberlands

University of Toledo

University of Vermont | UVM

University of Virginia | UVA

University of Washington

University of West Alabama | UWA

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin–Green Bay | UW–Green Bay

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | UWM

University of San Diego | USD

University of South Carolina Aiken | USC Aiken

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh | UW Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin–Platteville | UW–Platteville

University of Wisconsin–River Falls | UW–River Falls

University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point | UW–Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin–Stout | UW–Stout

University of St. Thomas (Texas)

University of Tennessee at Martin | UTM

University of Texas at Arlington | UT Arlington

University of Texas of the Permian Basin | UT Permian Basin

Vanderbilt University

Viterbo University

Wabash College

Vermont Technical College

Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU

Virginia State University | VSU

Washburn University

Virginia Tech

Washington and Lee University

Washington College

Washington State University | WSU

Washington University in St. Louis | WashU

Wayne State University | WSU

Waynesburg University

Wake Forest University

West Texas A&M University | WTAMU

Walla Walla University

West Virginia University | WVU

Western Carolina University | WCU

Western Kentucky University | WKU

Western Washington University | WWU

Weber State University

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Wheaton College (Illinois)

Western Illinois University | WIU

Wheeling Jesuit University | WJU

Whitworth University

Western Michigan University | WMU

Westmont College

Wichita State University | WSU

Wilkes University

WIlliam Woods University | WWU

Winona State University | WSU

Worcester Polytechnic Institute | WPI

Xavier University

Yale University

Yeshiva University

York College of Pennsylvania

Youngstown State University

 

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