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Doctor’s Degrees in General Engineering

430 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 46 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in engineering. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 11% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 60.2% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

In 2018-2019, 430 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 2,939
Doctor’s Degree 430
Graduate Certificate 80

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

The data on debt ranges for engineering majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in engineering. About 75.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 325
Women 105
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Engineering

The racial-ethnic distribution of engineering doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 114
International Students 259
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Doctor's Degree Students

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
36% Women
10% 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. Each year, around 24,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
33 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Each year, around 27,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UARK. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#2

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
33 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
15% 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 24,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

The engineering program at University of New Mexico - Main Campus awarded 33 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
28 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is West Virginia University. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. 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 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from WVU. About 18% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
28 Yearly Graduations
21% Women

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

#6

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
22 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Each year, around 21,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Mississippi State. Of these students, 18% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,844 per year.

The engineering program at New Mexico State University - Main Campus awarded 21 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 10% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Brown University. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,112 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at Brown.

#9

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
17 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 25,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,976 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UNL.

#10

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
16 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Louisiana Tech University. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,592 per year.

The engineering program at Louisiana Tech University awarded 16 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 19% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Virginia Commonwealth University. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at VCU.

#12

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Roughly 14,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

The engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in engineering. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,284 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from UCCS. About 27% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
15 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tennessee Technological University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,656 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,280 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Tennessee Tech University. About 13% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Rochester Institute of Technology. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

The engineering program at Rochester Institute of Technology awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 42,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Morgan State University. Each year, around 7,700 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Morgan State. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#18

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Villanova University. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at Villanova. Of these students, 25% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Cleveland State University. Each year, around 16,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,745 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in engineering from Cleveland State University.

#18

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Georgia is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in engineering. Each year, around 38,600 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to engineering majors at UGA.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical Engineering 2,305
Mechanical Engineering 1,635
Civil Engineering 1,232
Biomedical Engineering 1,127
Chemical Engineering 1,069

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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