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
#110 University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

$9,450 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,950 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
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
#10 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell)

Austin, TX

$9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,397
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
#129 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$321 per credit (in-state, full-time); $959 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 73
#69 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,393
#60 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,801
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
#43 Arizona State University (Fulton)

Tempe, AZ

$10,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,286 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,136
#8 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

$10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,333
#94 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$346 per credit (in-state, full-time); $810 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 637
#110 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$10,428 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,126 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 865
#67 Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

$10,450 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 726
#99 Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

$350 per credit (in-state, full-time); $790 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 468
#55 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$10,508 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,380 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,041
Rank Not Published Portland State University (Maseeh)

Portland, OR

$10,557 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,741 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 682
Rank Not Published Florida International University

Miami, FL

$10,596 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,694 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 864
#81 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$357 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,182 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,264
#110 CUNY—​City College (Grove)

New York, NY

$10,740 per year (in-state, full-time); $790 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 613
#102 Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

$359 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,027 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 260
#94 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$10,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,838 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 518
#124 University of Louisville (Speed)

Louisville, KY

$10,778 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,446 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 615
Rank Not Published Morgan State University (Mitchell)

Baltimore, MD

$360 per credit (in-state, full-time); $702 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 135
#102 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$362 per credit (in-state, full-time); $855 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 459
#129 University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

$364 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,163 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 255

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