Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in District of Columbia

2 Colleges
414 Bachelor's Degrees
$43,459 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in District of ColumbiaOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 7th in District of Columbia. In fact, 414 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 0.3% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in District of Columbia ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in District of Columbia

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in District of Columbia

Catholic University of America earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. CUA did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in District of Columbia list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CUA is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $43,559. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from CUA be around $179,463. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Washington University. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. GWU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in District of Columbia list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GWU is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $43,358. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the GWU is $179,069. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 6,878
New York 7,376
New Jersey 2,697
Maryland 2,298
Delaware 514

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 133
Civil Engineering 100
Biomedical Engineering 80
Electrical Engineering 35
Systems Engineering 27

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 471
Computer & Information Sciences 390
Mathematics & Statistics 150
Physical Sciences 96
Architecture & Related Services 72

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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