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Doctor’s Degrees in General Engineering

454 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 46 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in engineering. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 9 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 61.9% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

In 2019-2020, 454 earned their doctor's degree in engineering. This earns it the #57 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in engineering at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,826
Doctor’s Degree 454
Graduate Certificate 82

Earnings of Engineering Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in engineering. About 76.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 345
Women 109
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The racial-ethnic distribution of engineering doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 124
International Students 281
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
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There are 46 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
39 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Old Dominion University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 24,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,029 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,207 per year. The engineering program at Old Dominion University awarded 39 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
33 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Arkansas. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year. The engineering program at University of Arkansas awarded 33 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
33 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 22,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,463 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,920 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 33 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UNM. Of these students, 33% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
28 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Virginia University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Each year, around 26,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,134 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 28 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from WVU. About 16% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
28 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Each year, around 24,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,701 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 28 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UWM.

#6

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
22 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Mississippi State University. Roughly 22,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,800 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 22 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Mississippi State. Of these students, 17% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Main Campus is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,041 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,981 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from NMSU Main Campus. About 29% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
20 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Brown University. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $59,254 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $59,254 per year. The engineering program at Brown University awarded 20 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
17 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska - Lincoln comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Roughly 25,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,138 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 17 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at UNL. About 30% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
16 Yearly Graduations
13% Women

Louisiana Tech University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,401 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,416 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at Louisiana Tech.

#10

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
16 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 29,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,179 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,703 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at VCU. About 27% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carnegie Mellon University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,441 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 15 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at Carnegie Mellon. Of these students, 27% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 12,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,918 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UCCS. Of these students, 17% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
15 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Tennessee Technological University. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,280 per year. The engineering program at Tennessee Technological University awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

Rochester Institute of Technology is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,352 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $50,136 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from RIT.

#15

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
9 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Roughly 42,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year. The engineering program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#15

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Morgan State University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Each year, around 7,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,190 per year. The engineering program at Morgan State University awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#18

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
19% Women

Villanova University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,619 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Villanova.

#18

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
8 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

Cleveland State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,185 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,215 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at Cleveland State University.

#18

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
31% Women

University of Georgia comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Each year, around 39,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UGA.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to engineering that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical Engineering 2,377
Mechanical Engineering 1,700
Civil Engineering 1,155
Biomedical Engineering 1,085
Chemical Engineering 1,027

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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