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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Alabama

Around 1.2% of Alabama's graduates graduate from engineering degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,722 engineers graduate from Alabama's 13 engineering schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama that has a engineering program is Auburn University. Auburn University, which was ranked 25th in the country in 2010, is located in Auburn University. 662 students graduated with a degree in engineering from Auburn University in 2010. Students at Auburn University paid $7,900 per year in tuition fees.

Birmingham Southern College, which is located in Birmingham, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. 4 students graduated with degree in engineering from Birmingham Southern College in 2010. Birmingham Southern College charged in-state students $27,890 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Alabama that has a engineering program is Spring Hill College. Spring Hill College, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Mobile. In 2010, Spring Hill College graduated 1 students from its engineering programs. Spring Hill College charged in-state students $26,730 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Alabama's engineering schools ranges from $27,890 per year to $3,630 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,503 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alabama engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Birmingham Southern College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $27,890 per year
  2. Spring Hill College - located in Mobile, students are charged $26,730 per year
  3. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alabama engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Jefferson State Community College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $3,630 per year
  2. Jacksonville State University - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $5,424 per year
  3. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year

An engineering degree from an Alabama school... what next?

engineering graduates in Alabama can go into a variety of professions such as transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, marine engineer, materials engineer, and automotive engineer. 21,550 engineers were working in Alabama in 2010. Of these, 2,510 were engineering managers. In addition, 3,730 were transportation engineers, and 440 were industrial safety engineers. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama engineers:

  1. Limestone County - 5,790 engineers
  2. Bibb County - 3,080 engineers
  3. Mobile County - 1,460 engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of engineers in Alabama will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 26,690 engineers working in Alabama. The greatest growth for engineer is predicted to be amongst Environmental Engineering Technicians, who are expected to increase by 28% by 2018.


On average, engineers earn $68,739 per year. But, salaries for engineer can vary. In 2010, engineer made as little as less than $21,110 per year or as much as more than $165,000 per year in Alabama. On average engineer earn the most in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Geneva County - $86,315 per year
  2. Lawrence County - $76,718 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $72,650 per year

Engineers in the following counties in Alabama make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Cullman County - $53,310 per year
  2. Lee County - $53,503 per year
  3. Autauga County - $56,898 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $113,710 per year
  2. Engineering Teacher - $106,480 per year
  3. Engineer - $102,330 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in Alabama were:

  1. Civil Engineering Technician - $40,410 per year
  2. Environmental Engineering Technician - $37,650 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in engineering in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Civil Engineers 3,730 $76,890 60.1%
Engineers, All Other 3,630 $102,330 10.7%
Mechanical Engineers 3,160 $80,150 15.3%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2,510 $113,710 -13.7%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,860 $53,480 -43.5%
Civil Engineering Technicians 1,440 $40,410 -12.7%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,230 $46,600 -20.1%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 830 $49,040 40.7%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 580 $106,480 -30.1%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 500 $45,150 -25.4%
Materials Engineers 460 $86,600 0.0%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 460 $37,650 76.9%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 440 $75,150 7.3%
Ship Engineers 300 $56,550 275.0%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 200 $89,240 150.0%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 160 $55,100 -20.0%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 60 $54,040

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