Best Engineering Schools

Ranked in 2014 | Best Engineering Schools Rankings Methodology

Before you can make your mark as an engineer, you need to find the graduate school that can best help you build your skills. With the U.S. News rankings of the top engineering schools, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores.

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Rank School name Tuition Total graduate engineering enrollment Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students) (new test) Engineering school research expenditures (2012-2013 fiscal year) Overall acceptance rate Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering Peer assessment score (out of 5) Ph.D.s granted Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) Research expenditures per faculty member
Rank Not Published University of Louisiana—​Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

$4,554 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,104 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 296
Rank Not Published University of Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

$2,071 per year (in-state, full-time); $8,099 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 199
Rank Not Published University of Memphis (Herff)

Memphis, TN

$9,588 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,508 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 165
Rank Not Published University of Michigan—​Dearborn

Dearborn, MI

$710 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,230 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 755
Rank Not Published University of Mississippi

University, MS

$6,660 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,622 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 141
Rank Not Published University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

$337 per credit (in-state, full-time); $871 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 415
Rank Not Published University of Nevada—​Las Vegas (Hughes)

Las Vegas, NV

$7,472 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,076 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 231
Rank Not Published University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

$13,500 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,200 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 269
Rank Not Published University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

$276 per credit (in-state, full-time); $737 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 193
Rank Not Published University of North Texas

Denton, TX

$228 per credit (in-state, full-time); $582 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 470
Rank Not Published University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

$11,532 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,606 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 231
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

N/A 498
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

$260 per credit (in-state, full-time); $968 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 590
Rank Not Published University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$13,035 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,269 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 372
Rank Not Published Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$9,541 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,338 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 248
Rank Not Published Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

$497 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,052 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 460
Rank Not Published Wright State University

Dayton, OH

$12,514 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,258 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 831
#140 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

$7,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $8,128 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 359
#140 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$1,025 per credit (full-time) 181
#140 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

$6,766 per year (in-state, full-time); $372 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 328
#140 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$6,390 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 451
#140 University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

$391 per credit (in-state, full-time); $799 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 126
#140 University of North Carolina—​Charlotte (Lee)

Charlotte, NC

$5,808 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,095 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 500
#136 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM

$5,270 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,883 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 191
#136 Ohio University (Russ)

Athens, OH

$8,474 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,466 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 424

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