Engineering Technologies

2022 Best Engineering Technologies Schools

508 Colleges in the United States
50,499 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded
$46,894 Avg Early-Career Salary
When it comes to popularity, engineering technologies sits in the middle of the road, ranking #19 out of 38 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 508 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for engineering technologies students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 50,499 degrees in engineering technologies during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Engineering Technologies School

Best Engineering Technologies Schools Your choice of engineering technologies school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Engineering Technologies School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Engineering Technologies Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Engineering Technologies Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Read more about College Factual's methodology.

Best Schools for Engineering Technologies in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the engineering tech degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Engineering Tech

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
214 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Stanford University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in engineering technologies. Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 214 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
81 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in engineering technologies. Located in the city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #65 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means RPI is a great school overall.

There were approximately 81 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at RPI in the most recent year we have data available. Those engineering technologies students who get their degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute receive $41,506 more than the standard engineering tech grad.

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#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
186 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Northwestern University is a great decision for students interested in a degree in engineering technologies. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 186 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available. Those engineering technologies students who get their degree from Northwestern University earn $102,106 more than the standard engineering tech student.

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#4

Duke University

Durham, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
182 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Duke University is a good choice for students interested in a degree in engineering technologies. Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 182 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the engineering technologies program at Duke University earn $37,306 more than the standard college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#5

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
86 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #41 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

There were about 86 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent year we have data available. Engineering Technologies degree recipients from Tufts University receive an earnings boost of around $56,306 above the typical income of engineering technologies majors.

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#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
134 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

UF is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Gainesville. This university ranks 1st out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 134 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the engineering technologies program at University of Florida get $20,506 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#7

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
24th Most Popular In CA
31 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

SCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Santa Clara. A Best Schools rank of #59 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means SCU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 31 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at SCU in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
549 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the city of College Station. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were about 549 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type

The Citadel is a small public college located in the midsize city of Charleston. This college ranks 4th out of 50 schools for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 23 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at The Citadel in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the engineering technologies degree program at Citadel Military College of South Carolina get $39,456 above the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#10

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
170 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Schools rank of #53 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 170 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the engineering tech program report average early career income of $33,300.

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#11

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
22nd Most Popular In NY
56 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 56 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available.

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#12

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
818 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 48 schools for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were about 817.9999999999999 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
168 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Platteville, UW - Platteville is a public university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 7th out of 52 schools for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 168 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at UW - Platteville in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In OH
43 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Findlay is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Findlay. This university ranks 15th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were roughly 43 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Findlay in the most recent year we have data available.

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#15

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Maine Maritime is a small public school located in the rural area of Castine. A Best Schools rank of #85 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Maine Maritime is a great school overall.

There were roughly 24 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Maine Maritime in the most recent year we have data available. Those engineering technologies students who get their degree from Maine Maritime Academy earn $29,706 more than the typical engineering tech student.

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#16

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
20th Most Popular In NY
43 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

University of Rochester is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Rochester. A Best Schools rank of #83 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

There were roughly 43 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at University of Rochester in the most recent data year.

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#17

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
154 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Clarkson is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Potsdam. This university ranks 22nd out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 154 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Clarkson in the most recent data year. Engineering Technologies degree recipients from Clarkson University receive an earnings boost of about $30,106 over the average earnings of engineering technologies majors.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In CA
37 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Cal Maritime is a small public university located in the medium-sized city of Vallejo. This university ranks 42nd out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 37 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Cal Maritime in the most recent data year.

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#19

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
170 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 9 colleges for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were roughly 170 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year. Engineering Technologies degree recipients from George Washington University receive an earnings boost of approximately $44,106 above the average earnings of engineering technologies graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
290 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

NJIT is a large public school located in the city of Newark. This school ranks 6th out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 290 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at NJIT in the most recent data year. Those engineering technologies students who get their degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology earn $16,656 more than the typical engineering tech grad.

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#21

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In VA
35 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 35 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#22

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
87 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

UNI is a medium-sized public university located in the city of Cedar Falls. This university ranks 5th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were roughly 87 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at UNI in the most recent year we have data available. Engineering Technologies degree recipients from University of Northern Iowa get an earnings boost of around $12,006 over the typical income of engineering technologies majors.

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#23

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
200 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Bismarck, BSC is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 14 schools for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were roughly 200 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at BSC in the most recent data year. Engineering Technologies degree recipients from Bismarck State College get an earnings boost of around $25,773 above the average income of engineering technologies graduates.

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#24

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
158 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Ranken Technical College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of Saint Louis. This college ranks 2nd out of 55 schools for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were approximately 158 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at Ranken Technical College in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the engineering tech program report average early career wages of $43,650.

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#25

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
120 Engineering Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Dayton, UDayton is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 108 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were about 120 engineering technologies students who graduated with this degree at UDayton in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the engineering technologies program at University of Dayton make $16,906 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Engineering Technologies Schools

#25

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#26

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
#28

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#30

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

#35

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA
#37

Excelsior College

Albany, NY
#38

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
#39

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

#45

Trine University

Angola, IN
#46

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Engineering Technologies Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 508 different United States engineering technologies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
51 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
52 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
53 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
54 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
55 Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK
56 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
57 Pace University - New York New York, NY
58 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
59 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
60 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
61 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
62 Victoria College Victoria, TX
63 Lee College Baytown, TX
64 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
65 Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI
66 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
67 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
68 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
69 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
70 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
71 University of Houston Houston, TX
72 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
73 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster, PA
74 Miami University - Hamilton Hamilton, OH
75 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
76 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ

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 Schools award.

Rank College Location
77 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
78 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
79 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN
80 Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie, MI
81 Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
82 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
83 Olympic College Bremerton, WA
84 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
85 River Parishes Community College Gonzales, LA
86 SOWELA Technical Community College Lake Charles, LA
87 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
88 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
89 Bowling Green State University - Firelands Huron, OH
90 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
91 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
92 Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, MA
93 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
94 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
95 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
96 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
97 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
98 Texas A&M University - Commerce Commerce, TX
99 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
100 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
101 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX

Engineering Technologies by Region

View the Best Engineering Technologies Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 6,753
Engineering-Related Fields 5,847
Electronics Engineering Technology 4,962
Mechanical Engineering Technology 4,909
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 4,841
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 3,698
Construction Engineering Technology 3,584
Quality Control Technology 3,461
General Engineering Technology 3,190
Computer Engineering Technology 2,418

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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