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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Arkansas

816 Bachelor's Degrees
$58,618 Avg Salary
$22,111 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in ArkansasIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 816 bachelor's degrees from a Arkansas school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.6% were from a college or university in the state. 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 Arkansas ranking analyzed 3 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.

How Much Do Engineering Majors Make After Graduation?

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in Arkansas earns about $58,618 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 47% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in engineering make more than those who graduate from schools in Arkansas. The national average salary is $62,200.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Arkansas  58,618
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Arkansas

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Arkansas


University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UARK is a very large public school located in the small city of Fayetteville.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Located in the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arkansas Tech University. ATU is a large public school located in the town of Russellville.

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John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Siloam Springs, JBU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 958
Florida 34 5,865
Virginia 34 3,378
Georgia 33 3,528
North Carolina 32 2,926
Alabama 32 2,794
Tennessee 32 1,750
West Virginia 32 928
South Carolina 32 1,641
Louisiana 31 1,842
Kentucky 31 1,081

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 286
Electrical Engineering 118
Civil Engineering 83
Chemical Engineering 73
Industrial Engineering 69

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 906
Computer & Information Sciences 480
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 474
Physical Sciences 365
Mathematics & Statistics 153

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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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