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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in the Southwest Region

2,259 Bachelor's Degrees
$53,969 Avg Salary
$26,749 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in the Southwest RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, engineering technologies was ranked #24 in the country. In fact 19,475 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,259 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States. The engineering tech school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Engineering Tech Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 19 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering tech.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Technologies Majors

After graduation, engineering technologies majors from schools in the Southwest Region earn an average salary of $53,969 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 36% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $55,227 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in engineering tech.

Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  53,969
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108,000
Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  55,227
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108,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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108,000

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Grads in the Southwest Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid engineering technologies majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Tech Graduates in the Southwest Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Texas. UNT is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Denton.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of San Marcos.

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Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station.

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Arizona State University - Skysong landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the large city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public school with a very large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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DeVry University - Texas earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Irving, DeVry University - Texas is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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DeVry University - Arizona landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the city of Phoenix, DeVry University - Arizona is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Corpus Christi.

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Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lamar University. Located in the medium-sized city of Beaumont, Lamar University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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LeTourneau University

Longview, TX

LeTourneau University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. LETU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Longview.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering technologies schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 33 93
Texas 33 1,702
Oklahoma 33 375
New Mexico 30 89

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Construction Engineering Technology 782
Industrial Production Technology 356
Mechanical Engineering Technology 243
Electronics Engineering Technology 162
Computer Engineering Technology 161

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,674
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 13,102
Computer & Information Sciences 8,301
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,370
Physical Sciences 2,984

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KUKA Systems GmbH.

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