Electrical Engineering

2022 Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Region

51 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
4,981 EE Degrees Awarded
$70,770 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you pursue a degree in electrical engineering, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #31 most popular program in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual looked at 51 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 4,981 degrees in electrical engineering during the 2019-2020 academic year.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Electrical Engineering School

Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Region Your choice of electrical engineering school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for electrical engineering schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each 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

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Electrical Engineering in the Great Lakes 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 EE degree levels they offer.

10 Top Great Lakes Region Schools in EE

#1

Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. 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 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

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

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#2

University of Notre Dame

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

It is hard to beat University of Notre Dame if you want to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. Notre Dame is a 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 degree program at University of Notre Dame make $2,230 above the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a degree in electrical engineering from University of Notre Dame

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
394 EE Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in electrical engineering needs to take a look at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #40 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were approximately 394 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 major at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor make $15,380 above the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

More information about a degree in electrical engineering from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
49 EE Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in electrical engineering needs to look into Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology. Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Terre Haute.

There were about 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 receive an earnings boost of approximately $2,730 above the typical earnings of electrical engineering majors.

More information about a degree in electrical engineering from Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
472 EE Degrees Awarded

UIUC is a fairly large public university located in the city of Champaign. A Best Schools rank of #68 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 472 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the EE program earn around $70,000 in the first couple years of working.

More information about a degree in electrical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
247 EE Degrees Awarded

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Madison. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were roughly 247 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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#7

Kettering University

Flint, MI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
64 EE Degrees Awarded

Kettering is a small private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Flint. A Best Schools rank of #75 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Kettering is a great university overall.

There were about 64 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Kettering in the most recent data year. Electrical Engineering degree recipients from Kettering University receive an earnings boost of approximately $3,530 over the typical income of electrical engineering majors.

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#8

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
399 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 399 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University - Main Campus

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
81 EE Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #159 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Case Western is a great university overall.

There were about 81 electrical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent data year. After graduation, EE degree recipients usually earn around $65,700 in their early careers.

More information about a degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
90 EE Degrees Awarded

MSOE is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee. This school ranks 4th out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

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

More information about a degree in electrical engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering

Best Electrical Engineering Colleges by State

Explore the best electrical engineering colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 1,384
Ohio 303 1,364
Illinois 299 1,219
Indiana 283 764
Wisconsin 267 407

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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 4,926
Optical Enginering 33
Other Electrical Engineering 22

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 8,300
Computer Engineering 2,935
Civil Engineering 2,726
Chemical Engineering 2,404
Industrial Engineering 1,969
Biomedical Engineering 1,768
General Engineering 1,754
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 1,163
Materials Engineering 781
Other Engineering 595

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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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