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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Georgia

Each year, roughly 1.0% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in engineering. That means an estimated 2,415 engineers graduate from Georgia's 14 engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

Emory University, which is located in Atlanta, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 11 students graduated with a degree in engineering from Emory University in 2010. Students at Emory University paid $39,158 per year in tuition fees.

University of Georgia, which is located in Athens, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated 33 students from its engineering program. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which is located in Atlanta, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. 2,127 students graduated with degree in engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2010. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus charged in-state students $8,716 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Georgia's engineering schools ranges from $39,158 per year to $5,180 per year. But, the average tuition is $17,933 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia engineering schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Oglethorpe University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $27,950 per year

The engineering schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Southern Polytechnic State University - located in Marietta, students are charged $5,180 per year
  2. Georgia Southern University - located in Statesboro, students are charged $5,340 per year
  3. Fort Valley State University - located in Fort Valley, students are charged $5,562 per year

An engineering degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Many Georgia engineering graduates become a agricultural engineer, transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, materials engineer, and automotive engineer. Georgia had 26,330 engineers in 2010. 4,570 of these engineers were engineering managers, 50 were agricultural engineers, and 5,540 were transportation engineers. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia engineers:

  1. Barrow County - 17,340 engineers
  2. Burke County - 3,190 engineers
  3. Houston County - 1,470 engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of engineers is expected to grow by 12% by 2018. There are projected to be 24,210 engineers working in Georgia then. Of these 24,210 engineers, the government predicts that 4,120 will be engineering managers, 60 will be agricultural engineers, and 4,380 will be transportation engineers.


On average, engineers earn $61,753 per year. But, salaries for engineer can vary. In 2010, engineer made as little as less than $19,770 per year or as much as more than $162,820 per year in Georgia. Engineers in the following Georgia counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clarke County - $86,478 per year
  2. Hall County - $79,270 per year
  3. Bibb County - $78,683 per year

The following counties in Georgia have the lowest average salaries for engineer:

  1. Bulloch County - $53,210 per year
  2. Baker County - $55,758 per year
  3. Banks County - $59,940 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $110,220 per year
  2. Agricultural Engineer - $89,210 per year
  3. Engineer - $80,620 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in Georgia were:

  1. Environmental Engineering Technician - $40,130 per year
  2. Engineering Teacher - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in engineering and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Civil Engineers 5,540 $72,720 0.4%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,570 $110,220 -21.7%
Mechanical Engineers 4,360 $77,020 41.1%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 3,300 $58,130 -34.7%
Engineers, All Other 1,920 $80,620 -17.9%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,340 $50,210 -18.3%
Civil Engineering Technicians 1,140 $41,800 -55.1%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,030 $57,950 -40.5%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 830 $71,840 -21.7%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 730 n/a 386.7%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 660 $46,790 24.5%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 570 $40,130
Materials Engineers 230 $72,190 -37.8%
Ship Engineers 60 $57,470
Agricultural Engineers 50 $89,210 -16.7%

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