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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Kansas

1,208 Bachelor's Degrees
$63,775 Avg Salary
$23,790 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in KansasOut of the 32 majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 4th in Kansas. In fact, 1,208 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.9% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in 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.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Kansas ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in Kansas earns about $63,775 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 60% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

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 Kansas.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Kansas  63,775
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Kansas

The highest paid engineering majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Kansas


Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Our rankings recognize Kansas State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Wichita State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Wichita.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. KU is a very large public school located in the small city of Lawrence.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 2,090
Minnesota 34 1,652
South Dakota 32 485
Iowa 31 2,208
Nebraska 31 514
North Dakota 30 652

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 395
Chemical Engineering 159
Electrical Engineering 116
Civil Engineering 107
Industrial Engineering 93

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,037
Computer & Information Sciences 662
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 618
Engineering Technologies 397
Physical Sciences 284

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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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