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Materials Engineering at Northwestern University

17 Bachelor's Degrees
31 Master's Degrees
34 Doctor's Degrees
Materials Engineering is one of the majors in the engineering program at Northwestern University.

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. We've also included details on how Northwestern ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in materials engineering.

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Materials Engineering Degrees Available at Northwestern

Northwestern Materials Engineering Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for materials engineering majors, Northwestern came in at #2. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in Illinois.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Materials Engineering Schools 2
Best Materials Engineering Graduate Degree Schools 2
Best Materials Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 2
Highest Paid Materials Engineering Graduates 3
Best Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 3
Highest Paid Master’s Degree Materials Engineering Graduates 4
Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Materials Engineering Graduates 4
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 4
Best Materials Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 4
Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Materials Engineering Graduates 4
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 5
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 6
Best Value Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 7
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 7
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 7
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 7
Best Value Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 8
Best Value Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 8
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 8
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 9
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 9
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 9
Best Value Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 10
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 10
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 12
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (With Aid) 31
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (With Aid) 39
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (With Aid) 42
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income Over $110k) 43
Best Value Colleges for Materials Engineering (With Aid) 47
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering 47
Best Materials Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 47
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income Over $110k) 52
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering 63
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income Over $110k) 64
Best Materials Engineering Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 65
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering 69
Best Value Colleges for Materials Engineering (Income Over $110k) 71
Best Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 73
Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Materials Engineering 78
Best Value Colleges for Materials Engineering 80
Best Materials Engineering Graduate Degree Colleges for Veterans 82
Best Materials Engineering Colleges for Veterans 84

Popularity of Materials Engineering at Northwestern

During the 2020-2021 academic year, Northwestern University handed out 17 bachelor's degrees in materials engineering. This is an increase of 21% over the previous year when 14 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 31 students received their master’s degree in materials engineering from Northwestern. This makes it the #10 most popular school for materials engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 34 students received their doctoral degrees in materials engineering in 2021, making the school the #3 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Materials Engineering Student Diversity at Northwestern

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the materials engineering majors at Northwestern University.

Northwestern Materials Engineering Bachelor’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 17 materials engineering majors earned their bachelor's degree from Northwestern. Of these graduates, 76% were men and 24% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's in materials engineering.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
Non-Resident Aliens 3
Other Races 4

Northwestern Materials Engineering Master’s Program

Of the 31 materials engineering students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Northwestern, about 71% were men and 29% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a master's in materials engineering.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
Non-Resident Aliens 19
Other Races 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 142
Other Engineering 93
Industrial Engineering 91
Biomedical Engineering 89
Electrical Engineering 76

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