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 Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

$2,071 per year (in-state, full-time); $8,099 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 199
#60 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

$2,640 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,937 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 882
Rank Not Published Texas A&M University—​Kingsville (Dotterweich)

Kingsville, TX

$3,228 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,600 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 756
Rank Not Published North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC

$3,270 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,351 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 369
Rank Not Published University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

$4,375 per year (in-state, full-time); $11,950 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 410
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 Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

$5,200 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,840 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 192
#99 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

$175 per credit (in-state, full-time); $675 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 555
#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
#110 Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

$178 per credit (in-state, full-time); $728 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 928
#129 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

$5,398 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,821 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 471
#87 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$5,433 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,002 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 788
Rank Not Published Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

$5,544 per year (in-state, full-time); $11,916 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 311
#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
#53 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$6,242 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,772 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,180
Rank Not Published South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $470 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 251
Rank Not Published South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $445 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 254
#136 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $629 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 220
#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
#81 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$6,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,114 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 651
#94 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

$6,631 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,706 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 667
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
#81 Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

$6,661 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,199 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,196
#90 Mississippi State University (Bagley)

Mississippi State, MS

$6,672 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,860 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 590
#116 Utah State University

Logan, UT

$6,678 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,276 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 420

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