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The List of All U.S. Colleges With a Computer Engineering Major

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Aspiring computer engineers have a lot to look forward to, namely secure jobs, seemingly boundless professional opportunities, and high-paying positions. However, they’ll also face a challenging college curriculum consisting of math, science, computer, and engineering courses. If your high schooler is considering a career in computer engineering, keep reading to see all the colleges in the U.S. that offer a computer engineering major and learn how to maximize the odds of your student getting into a top school.

 

Why Should You Study Computer Engineering in College?

 

An infamously difficult field, computer engineering blends computer science and engineering together to bring computing ideas into real-life working systems. Students earning a degree in computer engineering will graduate with the knowledge of how microprocessors are designed and function, along with how to optimize them. They will also understand how data is communicated between electronic components, and how connected electronics are constructed and operate.

 

As the U.S. continues to transform into an economy based on information and technology, a computer engineer’s role is becoming increasingly significant. Computer engineers are responsible for increasing the speed, power, and capabilities of software and hardware—pushing the bounds in technology in industries ranging from high-tech to energy to aeronautics.

 

The career prospects for students graduating with a degree in computer engineering are bright. According to the website PayScale, a computer engineering degree is the 20th highest paying undergraduate degree a student can receive. The average early-career annual salary (0 to 5 years out of college) for graduates with a degree in computer engineering is $72,600; by mid-career (10+ years) computer engineers earn an average of $120,000 per year.

 

As the world becomes increasingly digital and society becomes more and more reliant on computer systems, the need for computer engineers is only going to grow. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) projects the need for software developers to grow 24% between 2016 and 2026, which is approximately 5X faster than average. U.S. News ranks software developer as its number one job—based on a variety of factors including pay, challenge, stress, the opportunity for advancement, and work-life balance.

 

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

 

Computer engineering is a rigorous academic program and getting into a top school is competitive. To be considered for admission into a first-rate computer engineering degree program, students need to maintain a high GPA throughout high school while taking a challenging course load. AP classes in calculus and computer science are sure to be beneficial to high schoolers planning to pursue a degree in computer engineering.

 

Also important for students looking to get into in-demand programs is achieving high scores on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. Check out our blog What is a Good SAT Score? to better understand what schools are looking for from applicants.

 

Our Early Advising Program can help 9th and 10th graders get a jump start on the college application process and put them on the path to the program of their dreams. Allowing students to make the most of their time in high school, our Early Advising Program helps students build strong academic and extracurricular profiles that colleges will notice—giving proactive young students an advantage over their competition.

 

If your student knows that they want to study computer engineering in college but are unsure where they want to study, they’re going to need to start building a college list. Students can narrow their selection by choosing schools that match their ideal college experience—removing schools that aren’t in line with their desired location, size, and beliefs.

 

Another way to whittle down their college list is by comparing their college profile with the freshman profile at schools they think they’re interested in attending. Freshman profiles summarize the academic qualifications, extracurricular activities, and demographics of accepted students and allow students to see how they stack up.

 

If building a college list and comparing your profile against those of various institutions feels overwhelming, CollegeVine can help. Our College Strategy Program helps students build their college list, provides insight into their chances of acceptance into particular institutions, and offers an accurate idea of what schools are reaches, targets, and safety schools.  

 

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Which Colleges Have a Computer Engineering Major?

 

If you’re interested in pursuing a computer engineering major in college and have just started building your college list, you’re in luck—we’ve taken the first step for you. Below is a list of all the colleges in the U.S. with a computer engineering major.

 

Alfred State College

American University

Anderson University (Indiana)

Anderson University (South Carolina)

Andrews University

Arizona State University | ASU

Arkansas Tech University | ATU

Auburn University

Augustana University

Baldwin Wallace University | BW

Baylor University

Bellarmine University

Bellevue College

Benedict College

Bethel University (Minnesota)

Boise State University | BSU

Boston University | BU

Brigham Young University | BYU

Brigham Young University–Idaho | BYU–Idaho

Brown University

California Polytechnic State University | Cal Poly

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | Cal Poly Pomona

California State University San Marcos | CSUSM

California State University, Bakersfield | CSU Bakersfield

California State University, Chico | CSU Chico

California State University, East Bay | CSU East Bay

California State University, Fresno | CSU Fresno

California State University, Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach State

California State University, Northridge | CSUN

California State University, Sacramento | Sacramento State

California University of Pennsylvania | Cal U

Calvin College

Case Western Reserve University

Cedarville University

Central Connecticut State University | CCSU

Central Michigan University | CMU

Christopher Newport University | CNU

City College of New York | CCNY

Claflin University

Clemson University

Cleveland State University | CSU

Colorado State University | CSU

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dakota State University | DSU

Daytona State College

Dixie State University | DSU

Drexel University

Duke University

Eastern Michigan University | EMU

Eastern Nazarene College | ENC

Elizabethtown College | E-town

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University

Fairleigh Dickinson University | FDU

Farmingdale State College | SUNY Farmingdale

Fisher College

Fitchburg State University

Florida A&M University | FAMU

Florida Atlantic University | FAU

Florida Gulf Coast University | FGCU

Florida Institute of Technology | Florida Tech

Florida International University | FIU

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering | Olin

Freed–Hardeman University | FHU

Geneva College

George Fox University | GFU

George Mason University

George Washington University | GW

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech

Graceland University

Grand Canyon University | GCU

Grand Valley State University | GVSU

Hampton University

Harding University

Hofstra University

Howard University

Illinois Institute of Technology | Illinois Tech

Indiana State University | ISU

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis | IUPUI

Iowa State University

Jackson State University | JSU

Johns Hopkins University | JHU

Kansas State University | KSU

Kansas Wesleyan University | KWU

Keiser University

Kennesaw State University | KSU

Kettering University

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania | KU

Lafayette College

Lake Superior State University | LSSU

Lawrence Technological University | LTU

Lehigh University

LeTourneau University | LETU

Lewis University

Liberty University

Lincoln University (Missouri)

Lipscomb University

Louisiana State University | LSU

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Manhattan College

Marquette University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

Mercer University

Merrimack College

Metropolitan State University of Denver | MSU Denver

Miami University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University | Michigan Tech

Millikin University

Milwaukee School of Engineering | MSOE

Minnesota State University, Mankato | MNSU

Mississippi State University | MSU

Missouri University of Science & Technology | Missouri S&T

Montana State University | MSU

Nebraska Wesleyan University | NWU

New Jersey Institute of Technology | NJIT

New York Institute of Technology | NYIT

New York University | NYU

Newberry College

Norfolk State University | NSU

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

North Carolina State University | NC State

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University | NAU

Northwest Florida State College | NWFSC

Northwest University

Northwestern College

Ohio Northern University | ONU

Oklahoma Baptist University | OBU

Oklahoma Christian University | OC

Oregon State University | OSU

Pace University

Pennsylvania State University | PSU

Polk State College

Portland State University | PSU

Prairie View A&M University | PVAMU

Purdue University

Purdue University Fort Wayne | PFW

Purdue University Northwest | PNW

Quincy University

Regent University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | RPI

Rice University

Robert Morris University Illinois

Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Sacred Heart University | SHU

Saint Leo University

Saint Louis University | SLU

Sam Houston State University | SHSU

San Diego State University | SDSU

San Francisco State University | SF State

San Jose State University | SJSU

Seattle Pacific University | SPU

Seattle University

Seminole State College of Florida

Seton Hall University

Shawnee State University | SSU

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville | SIUE

Southern Methodist University | SMU

St. Cloud State University | SCSU

St. Johns River State College

St. Mary’s University, Texas

State University of New York at Morrisville | SUNY Morrisville

State University of New York at New Paltz | SUNY New Paltz

State University of New York at Oswego | SUNY Oswego

Stevens Institute of Technology

Syracuse University

Taylor University

Tennessee State University | TSU

Tennessee Technological University | Tennessee Tech

Texas A&M University

Texas Southern University | TSU

Texas Tech University | TTU

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

The College of New Jersey | TCNJ

The Ohio State University | OSU

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 Buffalo | SUNY Buffalo

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

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute | SUNY Poly

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trine University

Tufts University

Tuskegee University

United States Air Force Academy | Air Force

United States Naval Academy | Navy

University of Akron

University of Alabama in Huntsville | UAH

University of Alaska Anchorage | UAA

University of Alaska Fairbanks | UAF

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Little Rock | UA Little Rock

University of Bridgeport

University of California, Davis | UC Davis

University of California, Irvine | UC Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

University of California, Merced | UC Merced

University of California, Riverside | UC Riverside

University of California, San Diego | UCSD

University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB

University of California, Santa Cruz | UCSC

University of Central Arkansas | UCA

University of Central Florida | UCF

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Boulder | CU Boulder

University of Colorado Colorado Springs | UCCS

University of Connecticut | UConn

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Evansville

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Hartford

University of Hawaii at Manoa | UH Manoa

University of Houston

University of Houston–Clear Lake | UHCL

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Chicago | UIC

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of La Verne

University of Louisiana at Lafayette | UL Lafayette

University of Louisville

University of Maine

University of Maryland Eastern Shore | UMES

University of Maryland, Baltimore County | UMBC

University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland

University of Massachusetts Amherst | UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston | UMass Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | UMass Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell | UMass Lowell

University of Memphis

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Michigan–Dearborn | UM-D

University of Michigan–Flint | UofM-Flint

University of Minnesota Crookston | UMC

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Minnesota

University of Missouri | Mizzou

University of Missouri–Kansas City | UMKC

University of Mount Union

University of Nebraska Omaha | UNO

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV

University of New Hampshire | UNH

University of New Haven | UNH

University of New Mexico | UNM

University of North Carolina at Charlotte | UNC Charlotte

University of North Florida | UNF

University of North Texas | UNT

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

University of Pittsburgh | Pitt

University of Rhode Island | URI

University of Rochester

University of Scranton

University of South Alabama | South

University of South Florida | USF

University of Southern Mississippi | Southern Miss

University of Tennessee

University of Texas at Arlington | UT Arlington

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

University of Texas at Dallas | UT Dallas

University of Texas at San Antonio | UTSA

University of the Pacific

University of Toledo

University of Tulsa

University of Utah

University of Virginia | UVA

University of Washington

University of West Florida | UWF

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | UWM

University of Wisconsin–Platteville | UW–Platteville

University of Wisconsin–Stout | UW–Stout

University of Wyoming

Utah State University

Utah Valley University | UVU

Valencia College

Vanderbilt University

Vermont Technical College

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU

Virginia Military Institute | VMI

Virginia State University | VSU

Virginia Tech

Walla Walla University

Washington State University | WSU

Washington University in St. Louis | WashU

Wayne State University | WSU

Weber State University

Wentworth Institute of Technology | WIT

West Virginia University | WVU

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Western Michigan University | WMU

Western Nevada College

Western New England University | WNE

Wichita State University | WSU

Wilberforce University

William Penn University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute | WPI

Wright State University

York College of Pennsylvania

 

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Timothy Peck
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A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.