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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

20,177 Bachelor's Degrees
$62,842 Avg Salary
$24,660 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region In 2018-2019, 128,724 engineering students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #4 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 20,177 went to undergraduates in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Engineering Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking looked at 61 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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.

How Much Do Engineering Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, engineering majors from schools in the Middle Atlantic Region earn an average salary of $62,842 per year. This is 58% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $62,200 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region  62,842
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125,600
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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125,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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125,600

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Middle Atlantic

The highest paid engineering majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

Our rankings recognize United States Naval Academy as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Annapolis, Annapolis is a public school with a small student population.

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#2

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Our rankings recognize Princeton University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Princeton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Princeton.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Columbia University in the City of New York earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #5 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.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Pennsylvania. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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United States Military Academy earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the fringe town of West Point, West Point is a public college with a small student population.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

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George Washington University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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Our rankings recognize Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Cooper Union is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for in the Middle Atlantic Region Engineering students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
11 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
12 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
13 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
14 Lafayette College Easton, PA
15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
16 Howard University Washington, DC

Best Engineering Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering schools for a specific state in this the Middle Atlantic region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 37 6,878
New York 37 7,376
New Jersey 33 2,697
Maryland 33 2,298
Delaware 30 514
District of Columbia 28 414

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 5,577
Electrical Engineering 2,923
Civil Engineering 2,214
Chemical Engineering 2,116
Biomedical Engineering 1,661

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,578
Computer & Information Sciences 20,565
Mathematics & Statistics 6,007
Physical Sciences 5,945
Engineering Technologies 3,187

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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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