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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in District of Columbia

414 Bachelor's Degrees
$63,167 Avg Salary
$25,303 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in District of ColumbiaOut of the 28 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 of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.0% 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 District of Columbia ranking looked at 2 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Majors

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in District of Columbia earns about $63,167 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 59% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

The national average salary for engineering bachelor's degree holders is $62,200. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in District of Columbia.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in District of Columbia  63,167
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126,400
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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126,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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126,400

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in District of Columbia

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in District of Columbia

George Washington University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the city of Washington, Howard is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Catholic University of America earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of the District of Columbia. Located in the city of Washington, University of the District of Columbia is a public college with a small student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that 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

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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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

  • 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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