Best Graduate Engineering Colleges of 2012-2013

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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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  Materials
  Mechanical
  Nuclear

Engineering College Rankings

RankNameAnnual TuitionEnrollment
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA$37,5002,700
2Stanford University – Stanford, CA$39,8003,450
3University of California–Berkeley – Berkeley, CAN/A In-state,
$15,000 Out-of-state
1,800
4Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA$6,880 In-state,
$24,900 Out-of-state
4,500
5University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign – Urbana, IL$13,600 In-state,
$26,900 Out-of-state
2,680
6California Institute of Technology – Pasadena, CA$33,500540
7Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA$35,7002,200
8University of Michigan–Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, MI$19,600 In-state,
$37,000 Out-of-state
2700
9University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) – Austin, TX$8,400 In-state,
$15,500 Out-of-state
2,400
10Cornell University – Ithaca, NY$29,5001,600
11University of Southern California (Viterbi) – Los Angeles, CA$24,9004,200
12Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) – College Station, TX$222/credit In-state,
$500/credit Out-of-state
2,910
13Purdue University–West Lafayette – West Lafayette, IN$9,200 In-state,
$25,600 Out-of-state
2,633
14University of California–San Diego (Jacobs) – La Jolla, CA$0 In-state,
$14,690 Out-of-state
1,351
15University of California–Los Angeles (Samueli) – Los Angeles, CAN/A In-state,
$15,000 Out-of-state
1,642
16University of Wisconsin–Madison – Madison, WI$10,500 In-state,
$25,000 Out-of-state
1,769
17Columbia University (Fu Foundation) – New York, NY$39,2001,840
18Princeton University – Princeton, NJ$36,000520
19Harvard University – Cambridge, MA$33,700365
20Northwestern University (McCormick) – Evanston, IL$38,1001,350
21University of Maryland–College Park (Clark) – College Park, MD$8,500 In-state,
$18,000 Out-of-state
1,900
9Pennsylvania State University–University Park – University Park, PA$14,400 Instate,
$24,000 Out-of-state
1,600
23Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) – Baltimore, MD$39,0002,830
24University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA$24,5001,250
25University of Minnesota–Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN$11,200 In-state,
$18,000 Out-of-state
1,880
26Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA$8,200 In-state,
$15,500 Out-of-state
2,000
27Ohio State University – Columbus, OH$10,300 In-state,
$25,600 Out-of-state
1,592
28University of Washington – Seattle, WA$11,200 In-state,
$24,500 Out-of-state
1,542
29University of Florida – Gainesville, FL$9,480 Instate,
$26,800 Out-of-state
2,780
30University of California–Davis – Davis, CA$11,600 In-state,
$26,500 Out-of-state
1,150
31Rice University (Brown) – Houston, TX$31,400633
32Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY$38,0001100
33University of California–Irvine (Samueli) – Irvine, CA$11,100 In-state,
$26,000 Out-of-state
1050
34Duke University (Pratt) – Durham, NC$37,600744
35University of Rochester – Rochester, NY$1,200/credit450
36Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN$1,500/credit400
37University of Colorado–Boulder – Boulder, CO$10,500 In-state,
$25,500 Out-of-state
1,484
38University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA$10,500 In-state,
$20,000 Out-of-state
732
39Boston University – Boston, MA$38,000649
40Yale University – New Haven, CT$32,500193
41Lehigh University (Rossin) – Bethlehem, PA$1,150/credit651
42Arizona State University (Fulton) – Tempe, AZ$7,100 In-state,
$20,000 Out-of-state
2,000
43Iowa State University – Ames, IA$7,800 In-state,
$18,800 Out-of-state
1,000
44University of Delaware – Newark, DE$23,000701
45Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH$24,750630
46Dartmouth College (Thayer) – Hanover, NH$38,500269
47University of Pittsburgh (Swanson) – Pittsburgh, PA$18,900 In-state,
$33,000 Out-of-state
843
48Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick – Piscataway, NJ$13,800 In-state,
$21,000 Out-of-state
879
49Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis$39,000685
50Michigan 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.