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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Indiana

3,759 Bachelor's Degrees
$66,620 Avg Salary
$23,554 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in IndianaOut of the 33 majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 3rd in Indiana. In fact, 3,759 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.9% were from a college or university in the state. 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 Highest Paid Engineering list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Indiana ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Engineering Majors After Graduation

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in Indiana earns about $66,620 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 67% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in engineering is $62,200. This means that degree holders from schools in Indiana make 7% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Indiana  66,620
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133,200
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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133,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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133,200

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Indiana

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid engineering majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Indiana

Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology comes in at #1 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.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Notre Dame.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. IUPUI is a very large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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Trine University

Angola, IN

Trine University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the town of Angola, Trine is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Taylor University

Upland, IN

Our rankings recognize Taylor University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Upland, Taylor U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the large suburb of Valparaiso, Valpo is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Purdue University Northwest as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Hammond, Purdue Northwest is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Fort Wayne, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a public school with a large student population.

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University of Southern Indiana earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Evansville, USI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 5,117
Ohio 34 6,157
Illinois 34 4,169
Wisconsin 31 2,645

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 1,073
Electrical Engineering 515
Computer Engineering 394
Chemical Engineering 336
Civil Engineering 336

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 2,654
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,329
Engineering Technologies 1,428
Mathematics & Statistics 852
Physical Sciences 739

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Notes and 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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