2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Southwest 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, 15,674 went to students in the Southwest region of 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.
For this year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 38 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.
Salaries of Engineering Majors After Graduation
After graduating, engineering majors that go to school in the Southwest Region go on to jobs making an average of $61,845 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 55% 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 the Southwest Region
Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in the Southwest Region
The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rice University. Located in the city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Odessa, UT Permian Basin is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
The University of Texas at Austin earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Skysong as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station.Request Information
The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Methodist University. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Texas Tech University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
University of Tulsa earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Tulsa, University of Tulsa is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.Request Information
The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Polytechnic. ASU - Polytechnic is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Mesa.Request Information
Prairie View A & M University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the town of Prairie View, PVAMU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
Best Engineering Colleges by State
Explore the best engineering schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.
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Engineering Related Rankings by Major
Engineering Majors to Study
Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||13,102|
|Computer & Information Sciences||8,301|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||3,370|
|Mathematics & Statistics||2,598|
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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