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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Connecticut

1,451 Bachelor's Degrees
$62,733 Avg Salary
$25,838 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in ConnecticutEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Connecticut. With 1,451 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.1% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in 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 Connecticut ranking analyzed 5 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

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in Connecticut earns about $62,733 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 58% 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 Connecticut.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Connecticut  62,733
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125,400
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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125,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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125,400

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Connecticut

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Connecticut

#1

Yale University

New Haven, CT

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Yale University. Located in the midsize city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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University of Connecticut landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Central Connecticut State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. CCSU is a large public school located in the large suburb of New Britain.

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#3

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#3

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

Trinity College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Trinity Bantams is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Hartford.

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#4

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of New Haven. Located in the large suburb of West Haven, U of New Haven is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Hartford. Located in the city of West Hartford, Uhart is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Bridgeport, University of Bridgeport is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the New England Region

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

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

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 425
Civil Engineering 210
Electrical Engineering 175
Biomedical Engineering 152
Computer Engineering 135

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,537
Computer & Information Sciences 568
Mathematics & Statistics 549
Physical Sciences 402
Natural Resources & Conservation 195

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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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