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2023 Best Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree Schools

16 Colleges in the United States
549 Bachelor's Degrees
When it comes to popularity, a bachelor's degree in engineering science sits in the middle of the road, ranking #198 out of 363 majors in the country. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 16 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for engineering science students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 549 bachelor's degrees in engineering science to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Engineering Science School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree Schools The engineering science bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality engineering science program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a bachelor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

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 engineering science students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other engineering science students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor'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.
  • Student Debt - How much debt engineering science students go into to obtain their bachelor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized engineering science related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for engineering science students working on their bachelor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Engineering Science Schools

The engineering science 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 Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree Schools.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Engineering Science in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering science.

10 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Engineering Science

#1

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
93 Annual Graduates
$15,000 Median Student Debt

Dartmouth College is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in engineering science. Located in the town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Those engineering science students who get their bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College earn $12,874 more than the standard engineering science grad.

More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from Dartmouth College

#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
23 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in engineering science needs to look into Harvard University. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from Harvard University

#3

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
38 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in engineering science needs to take a look at Vanderbilt University. Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from Vanderbilt University

19 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering science. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from University of California - Berkeley

#5

Smith College

Northampton, MA
36 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Northampton, Smith is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from Smith College

16 Annual Graduates

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public university located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

#7

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
9 Annual Graduates

University of Rochester is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Rochester.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from University of Rochester

47 Annual Graduates
$24,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public university with a very large student population.

Engineering Science bachelor's degree recipients from Rutgers University - New Brunswick get an earnings boost of about $2,436 above the typical income of engineering science graduates.

More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from Rutgers University - New Brunswick

11 Annual Graduates

TCNJ is a medium-sized public college located in the suburb of Ewing.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from The College of New Jersey

4 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in engineering science from Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Engineering Science by Region

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

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

Majors Similar to Engineering Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 36,809
Electrical Engineering 17,320
Civil Engineering 15,193
Computer Engineering 12,194
Chemical Engineering 10,172
Biomedical Engineering 8,517
Industrial Engineering 5,876
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 5,581
General Engineering 2,652
Environmental Engineering 1,799

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 Nicolás Pérez. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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