Electrical Engineering is of the hottest bachelor's degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #31 most popular major in the country. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.
For its 2024 ranking, College Factual looked at 2 schools in Iowa to determine which ones were the best for electrical engineering students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 169 bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering to qualified students.
Average early-career salary of those graduating with their bachelor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your bachelor's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on electrical engineering students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - The number of electrical engineering students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
Student Debt - How easy is it for electrical engineering to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
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 schools for electrical engineering students working on their bachelor'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 Bachelor's Degree Schools in Iowa.
To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you.
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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Electrical Engineering in Iowa
Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
It is hard to beat Iowa State University if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a very large student population.
After graduation, ee bachelor's recipients typically make about $74,299 in their early careers.
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).