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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

6,370 Bachelor's Degrees
$60,088 Avg Salary
$22,546 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Rocky Mountains 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, 6,370 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Engineering Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 18 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.

How Much Do Engineering Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, engineering majors from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region earn an average salary of $60,088 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 51% 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 the Rocky Mountains Region .

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  60,088
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120,200
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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120,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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120,200

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Rocky Mountains

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

Our rankings recognize United States Air Force Academy as the #1 school in this year's rankings. USAFA is a small public school located in the fringe town of USAF Academy.

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Montana Tech of the University of Montana earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Butte, Montana Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado School of Mines as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Mines is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Golden.

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#4

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. U of Denver is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

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University of Colorado Boulder landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public school with a very large student population.

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Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public college with a very large student population.

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCCS is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Colorado Springs.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public school with a very large student population.

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#10

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Our rankings recognize University of Idaho as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Idaho is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Moscow.

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Best Engineering Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 34 3,076
Idaho 34 782
Utah 33 1,402
Montana 31 802
Wyoming 25 308

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 2,212
Electrical Engineering 743
Civil Engineering 717
Chemical Engineering 609
Computer Engineering 328

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 6,083
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5,887
Physical Sciences 1,478
Mathematics & Statistics 1,157
Natural Resources & Conservation 1,130

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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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