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2021 Best Chemical Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States

133 Colleges
11,423 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,379 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Chemical Engineering Schools for Vets

Best Chemical Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesChemical Engineering is the #44 most popular major in the country with 11,423 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Chemical Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking looked at 133 colleges that offer a bachelor's in chem eng. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great chemical engineering programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the chemical engineering program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Chem Eng Schools for Veterans list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Chemical Engineering Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying chem eng.

Top 15% Best Chemical Engineering Schools for Veterans

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. MIT did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 11,574 students enrolled at MIT, 119 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 87 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,495. During this same period, 43 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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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas A&M, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M were GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Atlanta. Georgia Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 32,723 students enrolled at Georgia Tech, 383 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 294 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,277. To help with additional expenses, 2 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Missouri University of Science and Technology also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 304 of the 8,601 students enrolled at Missouri University of Science and Technology were GI Bill® students, of which 199 were 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. Missouri University of Science and Technology does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value chemical engineering schools. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, U of Michigan also did well on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, U of Michigan supports 46,716 students, and 509 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 321 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,841. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Northeastern University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value chemical engineering schools. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Northeastern is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 21,627 students enrolled at Northeastern, 700 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 515 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,457. To help with additional expenses, 171 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado School of Mines as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Golden, Mines is a public school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Mines also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Mines supports 6,325 students, and 243 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 182 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,832. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Carolina State University. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a fairly large student population. NC State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,068 of the 35,479 students enrolled at NC State were GI Bill® students, of which 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Michigan Technological University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Michigan Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Houghton. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Michigan Tech is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 7,172 students enrolled at Michigan Tech, 125 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 76 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,388. 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 The University of Texas at Austin. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UT Austin also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,201 of the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin were GI Bill® students, of which 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology comes in at #11 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Terre Haute, Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology also made our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #2.

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. During this same period, 21 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Carnegie Mellon supports 14,029 students, and 107 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 80 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $19,066. In addition to receiving other benefits, 40 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Cornell also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States rankings.

Of the 23,600 students enrolled at Cornell, 621 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,152. On top of their other funding sources, 150 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the #14 school in this year's rankings. RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy. In addition to being on our best for vets list, RPI has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States ranking.

Among the 7,895 students enrolled at RPI, 101 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 52 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,716. To help with additional expenses, 53 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Rice did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 7,124 students enrolled at Rice, 120 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 98 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,808. On top of their other funding sources, 72 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Florida as the #16 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of F also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Of the 52,218 students enrolled at U of F, 1,109 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 752 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,193. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value chemical engineering schools. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the small city of University Park. Penn State University Park excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Penn State University Park supports 46,810 students, and 1,039 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 836 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,714. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

The #18 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Notre Dame. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Notre Dame also did well on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 361 of the 12,607 students enrolled at Notre Dame were GI Bill® students, of which 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,306. In addition to receiving other benefits, 78 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University landed the #19 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value chemical engineering schools. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Johns Hopkins is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 26,152 students enrolled at Johns Hopkins, 583 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 $13,073. To help with additional expenses, 49 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Chem Eng that almost earned our Best Chemical Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
20 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
21 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
22 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
23 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
24 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
25 Auburn University Auburn, AL
26 Iowa State University Ames, IA

Chemical Engineering by Region

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Chemical 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
Computer Engineering 10,704
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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Mikulova.

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