This lists ranks the top 25 schools that offer graduate degrees in engineering, based on student ratings. Program options range from competitive Ivy League schools, such as Princeton University and Brown University, to schools that may be lesser-known to many, like North Carolina State University and Florida International University. While graduate education can be expensive, there are several more affordable options on our list. University of Colorado Denver offers tuition as low as $7,627 a year for in-state students, while University of Georgia has an annual in-state tuition of $9,934 and Kansas State University in-state tuition is $9,157.
An engineering student at the University of Florida reported appreciating the “experienced professors, their way of teaching, [and the] good communication with students inside and outside of class.” This student also found the “use of latest teaching technologies” and “access to knowledge resources” to be a valuable part of the school's graduate engineering program. Explore the links below to find more reviews of our top rated engineering programs.
|Rank||School||Annual Tuition||2016 Student Rating|
|#1 University of Southern California||Annual Tuition $37,504||2016 Student Rating 4.73|
|#2 University of Georgia||Annual Tuition $25,234||2016 Student Rating 4.58|
|#3 University of Florida||Annual Tuition $30,036||2016 Student Rating 4.52|
|#4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Annual Tuition $45,586||2016 Student Rating 4.49|
|#5 Brown University||Annual Tuition $45,416||2016 Student Rating 4.47|
|#6 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Annual Tuition $39,798||2016 Student Rating 4.41|
|#7 Princeton University||Annual Tuition $42,070||2016 Student Rating 4.31|
|#8 Stanford University||Annual Tuition $43,245||2016 Student Rating 4.31|
|#9 Polytechnic Institute of New York University||Annual Tuition $26,130||2016 Student Rating 4.29|
|#10 Carnegie Mellon University||Annual Tuition $39,516||2016 Student Rating 4.27|
|#11 North Carolina State University||Annual Tuition $21,690||2016 Student Rating 4.24|
|#12 University of California-San Diego||Annual Tuition $27,881||2016 Student Rating 4.20|
|#13 University of California-Davis||Annual Tuition $28,211||2016 Student Rating 4.17|
|#14 Cornell University||Annual Tuition $29,581||2016 Student Rating 4.16|
|#15 University of California-Irvine||Annual Tuition $28,064||2016 Student Rating 4.16|
|#16 George Mason University||Annual Tuition $28,442||2016 Student Rating 4.15|
|#17 Purdue University - Main Campus||Annual Tuition $28,794||2016 Student Rating 4.14|
|#18 University of Central Florida||Annual Tuition $28,616||2016 Student Rating 4.14|
|#19 Florida International University||Annual Tuition $22,861||2016 Student Rating 4.13|
|#20 Kansas State University||Annual Tuition $19,717||2016 Student Rating 4.12|
|#21 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign||Annual Tuition $29,787||2016 Student Rating 4.10|
|#22 University of California - Berkeley||Annual Tuition $27,966||2016 Student Rating 4.09|
|#23 Northwestern University||Annual Tuition $45,560||2016 Student Rating 4.08|
|#24 University of Colorado Denver||Annual Tuition $21,325||2016 Student Rating 3.98|
|#25 Johns Hopkins University||Annual Tuition $45,470||2016 Student Rating 3.96|
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.