2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Virginia
Finding the Best Engineering School for You
Engineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Virginia. With 3,378 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.6% were from a college or university in the state. 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.
For this year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Virginia ranking, we looked at 8 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.
Salaries of Engineering Majors After Graduation
After graduation, engineering majors from schools in Virginia earn an average salary of $61,233 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 54% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.
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 Virginia
Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Virginia
Washington and Lee University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.Request Information
University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Virginia Tech earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.Request Information
George Mason University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a very large student population.Request Information
Virginia Military Institute landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the distant town of Lexington, VMI is a public college with a small student population.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Christopher Newport University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Newport News, CNU is a public school with a small student population.Request Information
Hampton University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Hampton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Hampton.Request Information
Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public college with a very large student population.Request Information
Norfolk State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Norfolk State is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Old Dominion University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region
Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.
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Rankings in Majors Related to Engineering
Engineering Majors to Study
Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||3,561|
|Computer & Information Sciences||3,198|
|Mathematics & Statistics||902|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||539|
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).
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