2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Southeast Region
Finding the Best Engineering School for You
With 128,724 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering is the #4 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 27,507 went to students in the Southeast 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 Southeast Region ranking analyzed 65 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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?
The average engineering major who graduates from a school in the Southeast Region earns about $60,255 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 51% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!
Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a engineering degree is $62,200. So, there's not much difference on that front.
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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in the Southeast Region
Top 11 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in the Southeast Region
The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Duke University. Duke is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Durham.Request Information
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Washington and Lee University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the distant town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.Request Information
Our rankings recognize University of Virginia - Main Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a very large student population.Request Information
Liberty University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.Request Information
The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Nashville.Request Information
Our rankings recognize McNeese State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Lake Charles, McNeese is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
Tulane University of Louisiana earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of New Orleans, Tulane is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.Request Information
Virginia Tech comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
University of Florida comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the city of Gainesville.Request Information
Mississippi State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Southeast Region award.
|10||University of Louisville||Louisville, KY|
|11||Auburn University||Auburn, AL|
|12||George Mason University||Fairfax, VA|
|13||The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga||Chattanooga, TN|
|14||The University of Tennessee - Knoxville||Knoxville, TN|
|15||Louisiana Tech University||Ruston, LA|
|16||The University of Alabama||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|16||Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide||Daytona Beach, FL|
Best Engineering Colleges by State
Explore the best engineering schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.
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Rankings in Majors Related to Engineering
Engineering Majors to Study
Majors Similar to Engineering
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||29,899|
|Computer & Information Sciences||18,703|
|Mathematics & Statistics||5,139|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||4,804|
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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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