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2021 Best General Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States

29 Colleges
2,900 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,421 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Engineering Schools for Vets

Best General Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesGeneral Engineering is the #110 most popular major in the country with 2,900 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best General Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 29 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great general 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 general engineering program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best General Engineering Schools for Veterans in the United States

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

Top 10 Best General Engineering Schools for Veterans

#1

Olin College

Needham, MA

Our rankings recognize Olin College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Olin College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Needham. Olin College also made our Best Colleges for General Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #1.

According to our most recent data, Olin College supports 390 students, and 2 of those are GI Bill® students. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,559. On top of their other funding sources, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#2

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to McNeese State University. McNeese is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Lake Charles.

Of the 7,647 students enrolled at McNeese, 267 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 144 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,353. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Montana Tech of the University of Montana earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Montana Tech is a small public school located in the town of Butte.

According to our most recent data, Montana Tech supports 1,844 students, and 128 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 77 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,104. On top of their other funding sources, 11 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Montana Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harvey Mudd College. Harvey Mudd College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Claremont. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Harvey Mudd College has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for General Engineering in the United States ranking.

Among the 902 students enrolled at Harvey Mudd College, 7 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,708. In addition to receiving other benefits, 4 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#5

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth. TCU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for General Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, TCU supports 10,918 students, and 510 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 433 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,972. To help with additional expenses, 311 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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#6

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general engineering schools. Calvin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Grand Rapids. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Calvin has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for General Engineering in the United States ranking.

Among the 3,732 students enrolled at Calvin, 30 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 25 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,378. In addition to receiving other benefits, 17 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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#7

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Brown has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for General Engineering in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Brown supports 10,257 students, and 96 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 62 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,273. On top of their other funding sources, 58 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#8

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. ECU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Greenville.

According to our most recent data, ECU supports 28,718 students, and 1,696 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 942 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,392. On top of their other funding sources, 42 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. ECU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#9

Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Mercer is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Macon. Mercer also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for General Engineering in the United States rankings.

Of the 8,740 students enrolled at Mercer, 171 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 109 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,594. On top of their other funding sources, 16 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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#10

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our rankings recognize James Madison University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 21,751 students enrolled at JMU, 800 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 637 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,908. During this same period, 3 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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General 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
Computer Engineering 10,704

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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 Rémi Kaupp.

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