2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Texas
Finding the Best Engineering School for You
In 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.
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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Texas
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
Best Engineering Colleges in the Southwest Region
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Rankings in Majors Related to Engineering
Engineering Majors to Study
Most Popular Majors Related to Engineering
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||8,716|
|Computer & Information Sciences||5,088|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||2,500|
|Mathematics & Statistics||1,931|
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.