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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Texas

10,120 Bachelor's Degrees
$62,270 Avg Salary
$21,619 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in TexasIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 10,120 bachelor's degrees from a Texas school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.0% 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.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Texas ranking analyzed 24 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Majors

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in Texas earns about $62,270 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 56% 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 Texas.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Texas  62,270
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124,600
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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124,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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124,600

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Texas

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Texas

Southern Methodist University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas.

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Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lamar University. Lamar University is a large public school located in the city of Beaumont.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Austin. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. U of H is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Tech University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Lubbock.

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Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas Christian University. Located in the large city of Fort Worth, TCU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Houston.

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St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to St. Mary's University. St. Mary's is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Antonio.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 33 3,055
Oklahoma 33 1,695
New Mexico 30 804

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 3,197
Electrical Engineering 1,634
Civil Engineering 1,140
Chemical Engineering 754
Computer Engineering 659

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,716
Computer & Information Sciences 5,088
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 2,500
Physical Sciences 2,029
Mathematics & Statistics 1,931

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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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