Metallurgical Engineering

2023 Best Metallurgical Engineering Schools

8 Colleges in the United States
179 Metallurgical Engineering Degrees Awarded
$67,658 Avg Early-Career Salary
Metallurgical Engineering degree programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major ranks #319 out of the 395 majors we look at each year. While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual reviewed 8 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of metallurgical engineering. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 179 degrees in metallurgical engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Metallurgical Engineering School

Best Metallurgical Engineering Schools Your choice of metallurgical 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 metallurgical engineering schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Metallurgical Engineering Rankings by 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 Metallurgical Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. 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 Metallurgical Engineering in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the metallurgical engineering degree levels they offer.

Top Schools in Metallurgical Engineering

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
66 Metallurgical Engineering Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in metallurgical engineering needs to take a look at Colorado School of Mines. Located in the large suburb of Golden, Mines is a public school with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #59 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Mines is a great school overall.

There were approximately 66 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Mines in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the metallurgical engineering program report average early career earnings of $68,679.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$22,540 Median Student Debt

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a good decision for students interested in a degree in metallurgical engineering. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a moderately-sized public university located in the town of Rolla. A Best Colleges rank of #124 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Missouri University of Science and Technology is a great university overall.

There were roughly 21 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Missouri University of Science and Technology in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the metallurgical engineering major at Missouri University of Science and Technology make $5,048 more than the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#3

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In UT

It's difficult to beat University of Utah if you want to pursue a degree in metallurgical engineering. U of U is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City. This university ranks 3rd out of 14 colleges for overall quality in the state of Utah.

There were about 13 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at U of U in the most recent data year.

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#4

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AL

Any student who is interested in metallurgical engineering needs to check out The University of Alabama. Located in the city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #157 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 16 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UA in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD

SD Mines is a small public school located in the city of Rapid City.

There were approximately 18 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at SD Mines in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in metallurgical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MT

Located in the town of Butte, Montana Tech is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 5th out of 11 schools for overall quality in the state of Montana.

There were about 5 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Montana Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

LeTourneau University

Longview, TX
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX

Located in the city of Longview, LETU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 68th out of 116 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 13 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at LETU in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$19,345 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of El Paso, UTEP is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 36th out of 116 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 23 metallurgical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UTEP in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the metallurgical engineering program report average early career income of $61,588.

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Metallurgical Engineering by Region

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

Majors Similar to Metallurgical Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 46,178
Electrical Engineering 28,844
Civil Engineering 21,388
Computer Engineering 17,987
Chemical Engineering 12,917
Biomedical Engineering 12,811
General Engineering 11,796
Industrial Engineering 9,072
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 8,001
Systems Engineering 3,904

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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.
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