Electrical Engineering

2022 Best Electrical Engineering Schools

325 Colleges in the United States
30,359 EE Degrees Awarded
$70,098 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #31 in popularity, electrical engineering is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual reviewed 325 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of electrical engineering. Combined, these schools handed out 30,359 degrees in electrical engineering to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Electrical Engineering School

Best Electrical Engineering Schools Your choice of electrical engineering school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Electrical Engineering School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering Schools list to help you make the college decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Electrical Engineering in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the EE degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in EE

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In CA
272 EE Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in electrical engineering needs to check out Stanford University. Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were roughly 272 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Olin College

Needham, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In MA

It is difficult to beat Olin College if you want to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. Olin College is a fairly small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Needham.

There were roughly 19 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Olin College in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
163 EE Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in electrical engineering needs to look into Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were approximately 163 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available. Electrical Engineering degree recipients from Massachusetts Institute of Technology receive an earnings boost of approximately $52,635 over the typical income of electrical engineering graduates.

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#4

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NJ
66 EE Degrees Awarded

Princeton University is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in electrical engineering. Located in the city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #12 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

There were approximately 66 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Princeton in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
677 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 677 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the electrical engineering program at University of California - Berkeley make $46,502 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#6

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
585 EE Degrees Awarded

Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Pittsburgh. This university ranks 2nd out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 585 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Those electrical engineering students who get their degree from Carnegie Mellon University receive $35,902 more than the standard EE student.

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#7

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NC
149 EE Degrees Awarded

Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 149 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year.

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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
269 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 269 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the electrical engineering program at Cornell University earn $20,552 more than the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MO
142 EE Degrees Awarded

WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Saint Louis. This university ranks 1st out of 55 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were roughly 142 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#10

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In IL
41 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 41 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
649 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 9th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 649 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the electrical engineering major at University of Southern California make $15,052 above the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#12

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
168 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 168 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Electrical Engineering degree recipients from Johns Hopkins University earn a boost of approximately $31,602 above the average earnings of electrical engineering majors.

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#13

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
70 EE Degrees Awarded

Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 70 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the electrical engineering program at University of Notre Dame get $2,902 above the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
20th Most Popular In CA
42 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena, Caltech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #17 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Caltech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 42 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Caltech in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
561 EE Degrees Awarded

UT Austin is a very large public university located in the large city of Austin. This university ranks 2nd out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 561 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In PA
131 EE Degrees Awarded

UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were about 131 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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#17

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In TX
90 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 90 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
393 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 67 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 393 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the electrical engineering degree program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earn $16,052 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#19

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In TN
46 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 50 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were about 46 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
675 EE Degrees Awarded

Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta. This school ranks 1st out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 675 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent data year. Electrical Engineering degree recipients from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus earn a boost of around $13,302 above the typical income of electrical engineering graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
324 EE Degrees Awarded

UCLA is a very large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 11th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 324 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the electrical engineering program at University of California - Los Angeles earn $12,602 above the average graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
260 EE Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. This university ranks 2nd out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 260 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Electrical Engineering degree recipients from Columbia University in the City of New York earn a boost of approximately $11,402 over the average income of electrical engineering majors.

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#23

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MA
45 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 45 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent data year.

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#24

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In MA

Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were approximately 9 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
49 EE Degrees Awarded

Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Terre Haute.

There were roughly 49 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology in the most recent year we have data available. Electrical Engineering degree recipients from Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology get an earnings boost of approximately $3,402 over the typical income of electrical engineering graduates.

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Rest of the Top Best Electrical Engineering Schools

#26

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

#32

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

#33

Kettering University

Flint, MI
#34

Lafayette College

Easton, PA
#37

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
#38

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#39

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#40

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

#41

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

#42

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#43

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
#45

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#47

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Electrical Engineering students that almost earned our Best Electrical Engineering Schools award.

Rank College Location
49 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
50 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
51 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
52 Union College New York Schenectady, NY
53 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
54 Boston University Boston, MA
55 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
56 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
57 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
58 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
59 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
60 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
61 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
62 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
63 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
64 University of Portland Portland, OR
65 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO

Electrical Engineering by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Electrical Engineering is one of 40 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

EE Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 29,626
Other Electrical Engineering 446
Telecommunications Engineering 155
Optical Enginering 132

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Majors Similar to EE

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,427
Civil Engineering 21,469
Computer Engineering 16,693
Chemical Engineering 13,575
Biomedical Engineering 12,198
General Engineering 11,110
Industrial Engineering 9,063
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 7,535
Materials Engineering 3,398
Systems Engineering 3,007

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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 NASA.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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