2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the The Plains States 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, 8,809 went to students in the The Plains States region of the country. The engineering school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Engineering Graduates.
For this year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the The Plains States Region ranking, we looked at 23 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 graduation, engineering majors from schools in the The Plains States Region earn an average salary of $62,835 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 58% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!
This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $62,200 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in engineering.
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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in The Plains States
Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in the The Plains States Region
Our rankings recognize Washington University in St Louis as the #1 school in this year's rankings. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.Request Information
Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Duluth as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UMN Duluth is a fairly large public school located in the city of Duluth.Request Information
The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kansas. KU is a very large public school located in the small city of Lawrence.Request Information
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.Request Information
University of St Thomas Minnesota comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UST MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul.Request Information
The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Located in the distant town of Winona, SMU MN is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
Iowa State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Missouri University of Science and Technology earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public school with a medium-sized student population.Request Information
University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
University of Iowa earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Iowa is a very large public school located in the small city of Iowa City.Request Information
Best Engineering Colleges by State
Explore the best engineering colleges for a specific state in this the The Plains States 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||8,828|
|Computer & Information Sciences||6,246|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||3,688|
|Mathematics & Statistics||2,243|
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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