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Best Graduate Engineering Colleges of 2012-2013

The engineering programs listed in this section come from a survey of nearly 200 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees in engineering. Rankings are calculated based on a weighted average of the following indicators: quality (.35), student score (.15), faculty resources (.25), and research activity (.25).
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Engineering College Rankings

Rank Name Annual Tuition Enrollment
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA $37,500 2,700
2 Stanford University – Stanford, CA $39,800 3,450
3 University of California–Berkeley – Berkeley, CA N/A In-state,
$15,000 Out-of-state
1,800
4 Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA $6,880 In-state,
$24,900 Out-of-state
4,500
5 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign – Urbana, IL $13,600 In-state,
$26,900 Out-of-state
2,680
6 California Institute of Technology – Pasadena, CA $33,500 540
7 Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA $35,700 2,200
8 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, MI $19,600 In-state,
$37,000 Out-of-state
2700
9 University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) – Austin, TX $8,400 In-state,
$15,500 Out-of-state
2,400
10 Cornell University – Ithaca, NY $29,500 1,600
11 University of Southern California (Viterbi) – Los Angeles, CA $24,900 4,200
12 Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) – College Station, TX $222/credit In-state,
$500/credit Out-of-state
2,910
13 Purdue University–West Lafayette – West Lafayette, IN $9,200 In-state,
$25,600 Out-of-state
2,633
14 University of California–San Diego (Jacobs) – La Jolla, CA $0 In-state,
$14,690 Out-of-state
1,351
15 University of California–Los Angeles (Samueli) – Los Angeles, CA N/A In-state,
$15,000 Out-of-state
1,642
16 University of Wisconsin–Madison – Madison, WI $10,500 In-state,
$25,000 Out-of-state
1,769
17 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) – New York, NY $39,200 1,840
18 Princeton University – Princeton, NJ $36,000 520
19 Harvard University – Cambridge, MA $33,700 365
20 Northwestern University (McCormick) – Evanston, IL $38,100 1,350
21 University of Maryland–College Park (Clark) – College Park, MD $8,500 In-state,
$18,000 Out-of-state
1,900
9 Pennsylvania State University–University Park – University Park, PA $14,400 Instate,
$24,000 Out-of-state
1,600
23 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) – Baltimore, MD $39,000 2,830
24 University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA $24,500 1,250
25 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN $11,200 In-state,
$18,000 Out-of-state
1,880
26 Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA $8,200 In-state,
$15,500 Out-of-state
2,000
27 Ohio State University – Columbus, OH $10,300 In-state,
$25,600 Out-of-state
1,592
28 University of Washington – Seattle, WA $11,200 In-state,
$24,500 Out-of-state
1,542
29 University of Florida – Gainesville, FL $9,480 Instate,
$26,800 Out-of-state
2,780
30 University of California–Davis – Davis, CA $11,600 In-state,
$26,500 Out-of-state
1,150
31 Rice University (Brown) – Houston, TX $31,400 633
32 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY $38,000 1100
33 University of California–Irvine (Samueli) – Irvine, CA $11,100 In-state,
$26,000 Out-of-state
1050
34 Duke University (Pratt) – Durham, NC $37,600 744
35 University of Rochester – Rochester, NY $1,200/credit 450
36 Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN $1,500/credit 400
37 University of Colorado–Boulder – Boulder, CO $10,500 In-state,
$25,500 Out-of-state
1,484
38 University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA $10,500 In-state,
$20,000 Out-of-state
732
39 Boston University – Boston, MA $38,000 649
40 Yale University – New Haven, CT $32,500 193
41 Lehigh University (Rossin) – Bethlehem, PA $1,150/credit 651
42 Arizona State University (Fulton) – Tempe, AZ $7,100 In-state,
$20,000 Out-of-state
2,000
43 Iowa State University – Ames, IA $7,800 In-state,
$18,800 Out-of-state
1,000
44 University of Delaware – Newark, DE $23,000 701
45 Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH $24,750 630
46 Dartmouth College (Thayer) – Hanover, NH $38,500 269
47 University of Pittsburgh (Swanson) – Pittsburgh, PA $18,900 In-state,
$33,000 Out-of-state
843
48 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick – Piscataway, NJ $13,800 In-state,
$21,000 Out-of-state
879
49 Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis $39,000 685
50 Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI $480/credit In-state,
$960/credit Out-of-state
685
* College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices.

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