Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential

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Hey, all you math-minded problem solvers out there, you've likely already picked out some engineering schools you're interested in. But, if you can't decide between them, why not factor in how much your tuition dollars will earn you after graduation? Review our list of the best engineering schools ranked by graduate salary potential.

Methodology
Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

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Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential - Full List
Best Engineering Colleges Starting Median Pay Mid-Career Median Pay
Harvey Mudd College $68,900 $126,000
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) $69,900 $120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $68,300 $119,000
Colorado School of Mines $61,600 $113,000
Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) $62,100 $111,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $60,600 $109,000
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $62,400 $108,000
Georgia Institute of Technology $57,300 $105,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $60,900 $104,000
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) $52,800 $102,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) $53,200 $101,000
Stevens Institute of Technology $58,700 $100,000
Clarkson University $57,200 $99,600
Case Western Reserve University $54,600 $98,600
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) $59,400 $97,300
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) $54,900 $96,300
Cooper Union $57,100 $94,200
Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) $56,700 $93,200
Kettering University $55,900 $92,500
Michigan Technological University $52,800 $90,100
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology $55,700 $89,800
Milwaukee School of Engineering $54,200 $88,500
Lawrence Technological University $48,300 $88,400
Wentworth Institute of Technology $52,500 $84,600
Southern Polytechnic State University $48,400 $84,600
Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) $50,700 $84,500
Montana Tech of The University of Montana $50,700 $82,000
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) $52,400 $81,600
Devry University $44,900 $71,400
Pennsylvania College Of Technology $41,900 $64,700
ITT Technical Institute $40,400 $62,000
Methodology
This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees who are full-time employees in the United States. These results may not represent all attendees of these colleges. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable, but does not include equity (stock) compensation. See full methodology for more.
 
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