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How will your electrical engineering education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your electrical engineering education with electrical engineering education around the nation. There are 757 traditional electrical engineering schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have electrical engineering programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts
  3. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 11,812 students graduated with degrees in electrical engineering. Of these students, 1,674 graduated from certificate programs in electrical engineering, 10,045 graduated from undergraduate programs in electrical engineering, and 93 graduated from graduate-level programs in electrical engineering.


Students can pursue education in electrical engineering at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their electrical engineering degree:

  • Circult Analysis
  • Programming
  • Physics
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Mathematics


Students at electrical engineering schools around the nation paid an average of $11,768 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following electrical engineering schools:

  1. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $35,362
  2. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus - located in Teaneck, New Jersey, students paid $28,976
  3. Rochester Institute of Technology - located in Rochester, New York, students paid $29,283

The lowest tuition was charged by the following electrical engineering schools:

  1. North Carolina A & T State University - located in Greensboro, North Carolina, students paid $3,696
  2. California State University-Long Beach - located in Long Beach, California, students paid $4,370
  3. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526

How will your electrical engineering job compare?

A large number of electrical engineering majors work as electrical engineers after graduation. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 148,770 electrical engineers working in the US. The states with the largest populations of electrical engineers are:

  1. California - 18,320 Electrical Engineers
  2. Texas - 10,750 Electrical Engineers
  3. New York - 8,750 Electrical Engineers

Projected Growth

The projected growth for electrical engineers is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Nevada - 16%
  2. Montana - 16%
  3. Virginia - 15%


An electrical engineer in the US earns $82,737 per year on average. However, factors such as seniority, experience, or education can cause the salary for an electrical engineer to vary greatly. Salaries for electrical engineers range from less than $15,650 per year to more than $164,550 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for an electrical engineer:

  1. Massachusetts - $103,350 per year
  2. Alaska - $102,120 per year
  3. California - $99,120 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for electrical engineers:

  1. Montana - $64,160 per year
  2. Wyoming - $66,520 per year
  3. South Dakota - $68,270 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
electrical engineering?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Electrical Engineers 148,770 $87,770 2.7%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 147,750 $56,690 -10.9%