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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans in the United States

84 Colleges
19,475 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,108 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Vets

Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 19,475 people earned their bachelor's in engineering technologies, making the major the #24 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 84 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering tech. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality engineering technologies programs as well as strong veteran support.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the engineering technologies program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans.

Top 15% Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Veterans

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pennsylvania College of Technology. Penn College is a small public school located in the city of Williamsport. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Penn College has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 330 of the 5,322 students enrolled at Penn College were GI Bill® students, of which 241 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,920. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Rochester Institute of Technology landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester. RIT also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States rankings.

Among the 16,463 students enrolled at RIT, 277 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 229 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,837. In addition to receiving other benefits, 101 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. Purdue not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list.

Of the 44,474 students enrolled at Purdue, 761 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 556 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,363. On top of their other funding sources, 32 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Indiana State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Terre Haute. Indiana State also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 432 of the 13,044 students enrolled at Indiana State were GI Bill® students, of which 241 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,477. In addition to receiving other benefits, 6 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ferris State University. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a fairly large student population. Ferris also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list, coming in at #6.

Among the 13,250 students enrolled at Ferris, 423 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 186 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,682. Ferris does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Flushing, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Among the 1,542 students enrolled at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 203 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 191 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $18,437. During this same period, 66 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. RPI also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list, coming in at #3.

According to our most recent data, RPI supports 7,895 students, and 101 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 52 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,716. In addition to receiving other benefits, 53 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize New Jersey Institute of Technology as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Newark, NJIT is a public school with a fairly large student population. NJIT also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list, coming in at #5.

According to our most recent data, NJIT supports 11,423 students, and 142 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 99 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,685. NJIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#9

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Our rankings recognize Oregon Institute of Technology as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Klamath Falls, OIT is a public college with a medium-sized student population. OIT did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list.

Of the 5,335 students enrolled at OIT, 173 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 92 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,760. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY

Our rankings recognize Farmingdale State College as the #10 school in this year's rankings. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Farmingdale. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale supports 9,970 students, and 263 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 172 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,669. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Pittsburg, Pitt State is a public school with a medium-sized student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Pitt State also did well on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 6,625 students enrolled at Pitt State, 204 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 134 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,369. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

University of Central Missouri earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Warrensburg, UCM is a public college with a large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 569 of the 11,487 students enrolled at UCM were GI Bill® students, of which 345 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,983. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
13 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
14 Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia, OH
15 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
16 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI

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Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 2,947
Mechanical Engineering Technology 2,866
Construction Engineering Technology 2,391
Quality Control Technology 1,827
Engineering-Related Fields 1,760

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 126,493
Computer & Information Sciences 92,596
Physical Sciences 32,633
Mathematics & Statistics 30,991

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KUKA Systems GmbH.

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