2024 Best Electrical Engineering Doctor's Degree Schools
124Colleges in the United States
Electrical Engineering is of the hottest doctor's degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #14 most popular major in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.
College Factual looked at 124 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Electrical Engineering Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 2,129 doctor's degrees in electrical engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Choosing a Great Electrical Engineering School for Your Doctor's Degree
Your choice of electrical engineering for getting your doctor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to electrical engineering students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - How many other electrical engineering students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized electrical engineering related body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for electrical engineering students working on their doctor's degree.
The ee school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Electrical Engineering Doctor's Degree Schools.
Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Electrical Engineering in the United States
The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in electrical engineering. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.
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).