Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

2022 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

8 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
690 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded
$64,440 Avg Early-Career Salary
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #101 most popular degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 8 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 690 degrees in aerospace and aeronautical engineering to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering School

Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region The aerospace engineering program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for aerospace and aeronautical engineering schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list to help you make the college decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering in the Middle Atlantic Region

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the aerospace engineering degree levels they offer.

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools in Aerospace Engineering

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MD
36 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Johns Hopkins University if you wish to pursue a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Baltimore. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were approximately 36 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year.

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#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NY

Every student pursuing a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering needs to take a look at Cornell University. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 24 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
118 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute if you wish to pursue a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering. RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy. A Best Schools rank of #65 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means RPI is a great school overall.

There were roughly 118 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at RPI in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the aerospace and aeronautical engineering major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute make $4,560 more than the average graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
196 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat University of Maryland - College Park if you want to pursue a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering. UMCP is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of College Park. A Best Schools rank of #74 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UMCP is a great university overall.

There were approximately 196 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the aerospace engineering program earn an average of $65,100 for their early career.

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#5

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
34 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Potsdam, Clarkson is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 22nd out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 34 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Clarkson in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the aerospace engineering program make an average of $64,300 for their early career.

More information about a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering from Clarkson University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ
55 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public university located in the small city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 4th out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 55 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent data year.

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#7

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Syracuse is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Syracuse. This university ranks 15th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 27 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Syracuse in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
121 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 43rd out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 121 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at University at Buffalo in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the aerospace engineering program report average early career wages of $58,400.

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Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges by State

Explore the best aerospace and aeronautical engineering schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 324 299
Pennsylvania 318 172
Maryland 275 252
New Jersey 264 35

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One of 40 majors within the Engineering area of study, Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Aerospace Engineering Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 690

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 6,741
Electrical Engineering 5,133
Civil Engineering 2,897
Biomedical Engineering 2,680
Chemical Engineering 2,425
General Engineering 2,079
Computer Engineering 2,050
Industrial Engineering 1,183
Operations Research 878
Systems Engineering 725

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Ian3055.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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