Engineering Schools
In Columbia, Maryland

There is only one engineering school in Columbia for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the engineering academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in engineering includes engineering training at the following levels:

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Engineering


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Maryland Engineering Employment

Columbia 17,210
Maryland 47,150

Of the 34,330 engineering professionals employed in Maryland, 17,210 work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 13% decline in the number of engineering professionals. As the number of engineering professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. Maryland Engineering employment growth

44,410 46,060 49,390 50,010 34,330
19,700 20,580 23,130 25,000 17,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maryland
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$66,970 $71,924 $76,936 $80,870 $81,485
$43,230 $45,220 $47,030 $48,670 $49,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of engineering professionals in Columbia has shrunk, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. Columbia engineering professionals made $81,485 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for engineering professionals in Columbia was $66,970 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Columbia

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Engineering professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $79,536 per year. The difference in pay between the engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 128%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $49,346 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $112,341 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Columbia

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Software Engineering

Engineering professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Columbia


There is only one accredited engineering school in the city. Many of Columbia's engineering professionals are graduates of this school.

Engineering Programs Offered In Columbia


There is one degree and certificate program in engineering offered by Columbia's engineering school.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 3 students graduated from engineering courses in 2010.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Maryland

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