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
#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
#11 Texas A&M University—​College Station (Look)

College Station, TX

$227 per credit (in-state, full-time); $581 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 3,066
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
#29 North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

$7,173 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,511 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,929
Rank Not Published University of Colorado—​Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

$7,341 per year (in-state, full-time); $13,041 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 294
#122 University of Akron

Akron, OH

$7,430 per year (in-state, full-time); $12,722 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 414
#140 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

$7,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $8,128 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 359
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
#94 Texas Tech University (Whitacre)

Lubbock, TX

$253 per credit (in-state, full-time); $607 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 728
#116 Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

$253 per credit (in-state, full-time); $638 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 754
Rank Not Published California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

$7,686 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,382 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 638
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
#62 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$8,106 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,690 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 412
#67 Auburn University (Ginn)

Auburn University, AL

$8,262 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,786 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 883
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
#102 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$8,280 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,906 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#122 University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

$281 per credit (in-state, full-time); $626 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 68
#136 Ohio University (Russ)

Athens, OH

$8,474 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,466 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 424
#102 University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

$8,558 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,100 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,803
Rank Not Published Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN

$8,700 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,800 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 147
#102 University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

$8,912 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,774 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 729
#46 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

$9,046 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,304 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,161
#78 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$9,209 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,663 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 117
Rank Not Published North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

$310 per credit (in-state, full-time); $828 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 235
#71 Clemson University

Clemson, SC

$9,392 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,536 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,427

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