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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the New England Region

7,932 Bachelor's Degrees
$65,010 Avg Salary
$24,811 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the New England RegionWith 128,724 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering is the #4 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 7,932 went to students in the New England region of the country. 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 New England Region ranking analyzed 27 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Majors

After graduation, engineering majors from schools in the New England Region earn an average salary of $65,010 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 63% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

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 the New England Region .

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in the New England Region  65,010
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130,000
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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130,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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130,000

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in the New England Region

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in the New England Region

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

Maine Maritime Academy landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Maine Maritime is a small public school located in the rural area of Castine.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Maritime is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Buzzards Bay.

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Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the midsize city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

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#4

Olin College

Needham, MA

Our rankings recognize Olin College as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Olin College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Needham.

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#5

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Our rankings recognize Dartmouth College as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

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Northeastern University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Providence is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

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Best Engineering Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering colleges for a specific state in the New England region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Vermont 33 272
Maine 32 373
Rhode Island 32 556
Massachusetts 32 4,807
New Hampshire 31 473
Connecticut 31 1,451

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 2,433
Civil Engineering 932
Electrical Engineering 875
Chemical Engineering 716
Biomedical Engineering 698

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,454
Computer & Information Sciences 6,450
Mathematics & Statistics 3,193
Natural Resources & Conservation 2,315
Physical Sciences 2,120

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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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