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2021 Best Computer Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States

100 Colleges
10,704 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,743 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Computer Engineering Schools for Vets

Best Computer Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesComputer Engineering is the #49 most popular major in the country with 10,704 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Computer Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 100 colleges that offer a bachelor's in CE. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent computer engineering programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

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

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2021 Best Computer Engineering Schools for Veterans in the United States

Check out the CE programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

Top 15% Best Computer Engineering Schools for Veterans

Northeastern University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Northeastern also made our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #3.

Of the 21,627 students enrolled at Northeastern, 700 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 515 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,457. On top of their other funding sources, 171 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Milwaukee School of Engineering. MSOE is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee. In addition to being on our best for vets list, MSOE has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 116 of the 2,820 students enrolled at MSOE were GI Bill® students, of which 77 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $19,640. On top of their other funding sources, 36 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. MSOE does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population. U of Michigan also made our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #5.

Our most recent data shows that 509 of the 46,716 students enrolled at U of Michigan were GI Bill® students, of which 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,841. U of Michigan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Stevens Institute of Technology comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Stevens has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 39 of the 6,929 students enrolled at Stevens were GI Bill® students, of which 28 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $16,636. During this same period, 13 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Rolla. Missouri University of Science and Technology did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Missouri University of Science and Technology supports 8,601 students, and 304 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 199 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,638. To help with additional expenses, 13 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Terre Haute. Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology also made our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #1.

Our most recent data shows that 32 of the 2,142 students enrolled at Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology were GI Bill® students, of which 26 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $19,470. To help with additional expenses, 21 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize Rochester Institute of Technology as the #7 school in this year's rankings. RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester. RIT also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering 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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,837. On top of their other funding sources, 101 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. RIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer engineering schools. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population. Texas A&M also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, Texas A&M supports 68,679 students, and 2,040 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Ohio State also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States ranking.

Of the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,438. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Iowa State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Iowa State supports 34,992 students, and 824 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 455 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,422. To help with additional expenses, 14 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Iowa State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. San Jose State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Jose.

According to our most recent data, San Jose State supports 35,400 students, and 658 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 403 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,381. San Jose State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer engineering schools. Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a very large student population. UW Seattle excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 47,400 students enrolled at UW Seattle, 1,278 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 780 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,461. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to New Jersey Institute of Technology. Located in the large city of Newark, NJIT is a public college with a large student population. NJIT also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Among the 11,423 students enrolled at NJIT, 142 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 99 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,685. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize North Carolina State University as the #14 school in this year's rankings. NC State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Raleigh. NC State also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Among the 35,479 students enrolled at NC State, 1,068 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 719 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,891. During this same period, 33 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. NC State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population. Virginia Tech also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer Engineering in the United States rankings.

According to our most recent data, Virginia Tech supports 34,683 students, and 1,159 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 809 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,824. On top of their other funding sources, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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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 Computer Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
16 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
17 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
18 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
19 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
20 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL

Computer Engineering by Region

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Computer Engineering is one of 38 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 37,343
Electrical Engineering 17,946
Civil Engineering 14,832
Chemical Engineering 11,423
Biomedical Engineering 7,921

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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.

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