Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Engineering Degrees Available at RPI
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
- Master’s Degree in Engineering
- Doctorate Degree in Engineering
RPI Engineering Rankings
In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for engineering majors, RPI came in at #6. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in New York.
|Best Colleges for Engineering||6|
|Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans||8|
|Most Focused Colleges for Engineering||19|
|Most Popular Colleges for Engineering||33|
|Highest Paid Engineering Graduates||44|
|Best Value Colleges for Engineering||99|
Popularity of Engineering at RPI
During the 2017-2018 academic year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute handed out 744 bachelor's degrees in engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #33 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 7% over the previous year when 800 degrees were handed out.
In 2018, 124 students received their master’s degree in engineering from RPI. This makes it the #120 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.
In addition, 88 students received their doctoral degrees in engineering in 2018, making the school the #32 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.
RPI Engineering Students
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
RPI Engineering Bachelor’s Program
Of the 744 engineering students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2017-2018 from RPI, about 67% were men and 33% were women.
The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at RPI are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 62% of students fell into this category.
The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's in engineering.
|Ethnic Background||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||24|
|Hispanic or Latino||48|
RPI Engineering Master’s Program
In the 2017-2018 academic year, 124 students earned a master's degree in engineering from RPI. About 36% of these graduates were women and the other 64% were men.
The majority of master's degree recipients in this major at RPI are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 62% of students fell into this category.
The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a master's in engineering.
|Ethnic Background||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||11|
Areas of Concentration for Engineering
Engineering students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||106|
Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Computer & Information Sciences||312|
|Mathematics & Statistics||126|
|Architecture & Related Services||74|
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