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States with computer engineering schools

How will your computer engineering education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a computer engineering degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. The US has 428 brick and mortar computer engineering schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had computer engineering programs were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  2. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. University of California-Los Angeles - located in Los Angeles, California

Student Demographics

In 2010, 9,582 students earned degrees in computer engineering in the US. Of these students, 438 received certifications in computer engineering, 5,708 received an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, and 3,436 received a graduate-level degree in computer engineering.


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

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

Computer engineering students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying computer engineering:

  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering
  • Computer Hardware
  • Mathematics
  • Data Structures


Students at computer engineering schools around the nation paid an average of $21,815 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following computer engineering schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920

The computer engineering schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, students paid $5,233
  3. University of Utah - located in Salt Lake City, Utah, students paid $5,746

How will your computer engineering job compare?

A large number of computer engineering majors become computer engineers. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 66,960 computer engineers working in the US in 2010. The largest numbers of computer engineers work in the following states:

  1. California - 17,780 Computer Engineers
  2. Texas - 5,140 Computer Engineers
  3. Massachusetts - 3,540 Computer Engineers

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for computer engineers to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Virginia - 25%
  2. Tennessee - 24%
  3. South Carolina - 22%


In the US, a computer engineer earns on average $95,985 per year. However, the salary for a computer engineer can greatly vary based on factors such as your employer, your previous performance reviews or your exact job description. A computer engineer in the US can earn anywhere from less than $32,320 per year to more than $165,330 per year. On average, a computer engineer earns the most in the following states:

  1. New York - $115,240 per year
  2. Massachusetts - $115,190 per year
  3. California - $111,230 per year

Computer engineers in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Delaware - $67,750 per year
  2. South Dakota - $68,830 per year
  3. Indiana - $70,950 per year

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Computer Hardware Engineers 66,960 $101,600 -14.8%