Metallurgical Engineering

2023 Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering

8 Ranked Colleges
179 Degrees Awarded
$30,500 Avg Cost*
Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering

When it comes to choosing a college, veterans have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our “Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering” ranking is part of that endeavor.

In 2020-2021, 179 people earned their degree in metallurgical engineering, making the major the 319th most popular in the United States. In 2019-2020, metallurgical engineering graduates who were awarded their degree in 2017-2019, earned an average of $67,658 and had an average of $21,462 in loans still to pay off.

This year’s “Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering” ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer degrees in a bachelor’s in metallurgical engineering. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great metallurgical engineering programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the metallurgical engineering program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying metallurgical engineering.

Top 8 Best Metallurgical Engineering Colleges for Veterans

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology. It ranked #1 on our 2023 Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering list. Located in Rolla, Missouri, this medium-sized public school awarded 21 degrees to qualified ’s metallurgical engineering students in 2020-2021.

As a testament to the quality of education offered at Missouri University of Science and Technology, the school also landed the #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS] spot in our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” ranking.Among the 7,642 students enrolled at Missouri University of Science and Technology, 306 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 185 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients was $7,588. On top of their other funding sources, 13 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Missouri University of Science and Technology does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 85%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. The low undergrad student loan default rate of [DEFAULT_RATE_STRING]% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%.

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#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Out of the 8 schools in the Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Alabama landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this large public school handed out 16 degrees to qualified ’s metallurgical engineering students in 2020-2021.

UA also took the #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS] spot in our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” ranking.According to our most recent data, The University of Alabama supports 37,840 students, and 2,081 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,128 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average Post-9/11 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,975. To help with additional expenses, 357 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. The University of Alabama does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is [DEFAULT_RATE_STRING]%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Out of the 8 schools in the Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Utah landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, this large public school awarded 13 diplomas to qualified ’s metallurgical engineering students in 2020-2021.

U of U not only placed well in this ranking. It is also #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS] on our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” list.Our most recent data shows that 1 of the 33,081 students enrolled at University of Utah were GI Bill® students, of which 0 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average Post-9/11 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $0. On top of their other funding sources, 0 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its undergraduate students. The school has an impressive undergrad student loan default rate. It’s only [DEFAULT_RATE_STRING]%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%.

Full University of Utah Veteran Student Life Report

#4

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Colorado School of Mines. It ranked #4 on our 2023 Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering list. Colorado School of Mines is located in Golden, Colorado and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2020-2021, this school awarded 66 ’s metallurgical engineering degrees to qualified students.

As a testament to the quality of education offered at Mines, the school also landed the #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS] spot in our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” ranking.Among the 6,744 students enrolled at Mines, 234 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients was $12,456. In addition to receiving other benefits, 0 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is [DEFAULT_RATE_STRING]%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%. Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

[Read full report on veteran student life at Mines]](/colleges/colorado-school-of-mines/student-life/veterans/)

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The school came in at #5 for the Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering. SD Mines is located in Rapid City, South Dakota and, has a small student population. In 2020-2021, this school awarded 18 ’s metallurgical engineering degrees to qualified students.

In addition to being on our vets studying metallurgical engineering list, SD Mines has also earned the #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS] rank in our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” ranking.Our most recent data shows that 146 of the 2,475 students enrolled at SD Mines were GI Bill® students, of which 54 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average Post-9/11 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,477. During this same period, 0 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is [DEFAULT_RATE_STRING]%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%.

Full South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Veteran Student Life Report

#6

LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas

LeTourneau University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering list. LETU is a small school located in Longview, Texas that handed out 13 ’s metallurgical engineering degrees in 2020-2021.

As a testament to the quality of education offered at LETU, the school also landed the #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS] spot in our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” ranking.Among the 3,122 students enrolled at LeTourneau University, 106 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 79 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average Post-9/11 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,229. To help with additional expenses, 18 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Full LETU Veteran Student Life Report

Montana Technological University landed the #7 spot on the 2023 Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering ranking. Montana Tech is located in Butte, Montana and, has a small student population. In 2020-2021, this school awarded 5 ’s metallurgical engineering degrees to qualified students.

Montana Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS] on our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” list.Of the 1,650 students enrolled at Montana Technological University, 117 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 60 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients was $4,336. During this same period, 11 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

[Read full report on veteran student life at Montana Technological University]](/colleges/montana-tech-of-the-university-of-montana/student-life/veterans/)

The University of Texas at El Paso came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Veteran Friendly for Metallurgical Engineering ranking. El Paso, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out ’s metallurgical engineering degrees to 23 students in 2020-2021.

UTEP also made our “[COLLEGE_QUALITY_NAME_ALL_LEVELS]” list, coming in at #[COLLEGE_QUALITY_RANK_ALL_LEVELS].Of the 24,879 students enrolled at UTEP, 1,873 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 942 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average Post-9/11 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,990. To help with additional expenses, 2 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Full The University of Texas at El Paso Veteran Student Life Report

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Notes and References

References

  • 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 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

Read more about our data sources and methodologies

Footnotes

  • *Avg Salary and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top schools only.
  • **GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)
  • Some schools otherwise deserving of recognition may have been removed from this ranking in the event that new data identified post-publication warranted it, or at the request of the school.

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