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2021 Best Electrical Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States

200 Colleges
17,946 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,883 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Electrical Engineering Schools for Vets

Best Electrical Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesElectrical Engineering is the #28 most popular major in the country with 17,946 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Electrical Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 200 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in EE. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great electrical engineering programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the electrical engineering program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Electrical Engineering Schools for Veterans in the United States

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

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Electrical Engineering Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Berkeley. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley also made our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #1.

According to our most recent data, UC Berkeley supports 42,501 students, and 557 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 401 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,465. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value electrical engineering schools. Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, MIT has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States ranking.

Of the 11,574 students enrolled at MIT, 119 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 87 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,495. On top of their other funding sources, 43 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. MIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Carnegie Mellon, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States ranking.

Of the 14,029 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon, 107 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 80 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,066. On top of their other funding sources, 40 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Austin, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States ranking.

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

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Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Texas A&M is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

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. Texas A&M does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Ann Arbor as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of Michigan not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,841. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern California as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, USC has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,323 of the 47,310 students enrolled at USC were GI Bill® students, of which 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,271. In addition to receiving other benefits, 415 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. USC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. UIUC is a very large public school located in the city of Champaign. UIUC also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Among the 49,702 students enrolled at UIUC, 500 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. UIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Among the 51,585 students enrolled at ASU - Tempe, 7,047 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6,145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,977. To help with additional expenses, 156 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. ASU - Tempe does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Columbus. Ohio State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Ohio State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMCP excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

Among the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP, 896 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,240. On top of their other funding sources, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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North Carolina State University comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. NC State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, NC State is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 35,479 students enrolled at NC State, 1,068 were 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. In addition to receiving other benefits, 33 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. 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 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. Georgia Tech also made our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #5.

Our most recent data shows that 383 of the 32,723 students enrolled at Georgia Tech were GI Bill® students, of which 294 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,277. In addition to receiving other benefits, 2 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Newark, NJIT is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, NJIT is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

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

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, U of F also did well on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 52,218 students enrolled at U of F, 1,109 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 752 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,193. U of F does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus landed the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value electrical engineering schools. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Purdue also did well on our Best Colleges for Electrical 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, Purdue supports 44,474 students, and 761 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 556 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,363. To help with additional expenses, 32 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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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #17 school in this year's rankings. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. Cornell not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,152. During this same period, 150 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University earned the #18 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 claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,457. To help with additional expenses, 171 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #19 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a very large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Of the 50,254 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick, 442 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,136. To help with additional expenses, 4 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Rutgers New Brunswick does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value electrical engineering schools. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UW Seattle also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, UW Seattle supports 47,400 students, and 1,278 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 780 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,461. UW Seattle does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Texas at Dallas landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value electrical engineering schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public school with a very large student population. UT Dallas excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 733 of the 28,755 students enrolled at UT Dallas were GI Bill® students, of which 575 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,434. UT Dallas does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #22 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMN Twin Cities is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,664. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #23 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois Institute of Technology. Illinois Tech is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Illinois Tech is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 6,753 students enrolled at Illinois Tech, 64 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 45 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,909. On top of their other funding sources, 10 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Michigan Technological University comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Michigan Tech also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Michigan Tech supports 7,172 students, and 125 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 76 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,388. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Los Angeles as the #25 school in this year's rankings. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles. UCLA also made our Best Colleges for Electrical Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #7.

Our most recent data shows that 623 of the 44,537 students enrolled at UCLA were GI Bill® students, of which 444 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,825.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
31 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
32 University of Houston Houston, TX
33 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
34 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
35 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
36 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
37 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
38 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
39 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
40 Washington State University Pullman, WA

Electrical Engineering by Region

View the best for vets Electrical Engineering schools in a specific region near you.

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 37,343
Civil Engineering 14,832
Chemical Engineering 11,423
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 NASA.

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