Engineering Schools

As a professor or instructor of engineering classes at one of the 1,074 accredited engineering schools in the country, you play a essential role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in engineering academia which includes engineering training at the following levels:

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Engineering professionals

1,713,000 1,761,830 1,809,180 1,764,290 1,325,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 1,325,540 engineering professionals working in the US in 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has shrunk by 23%.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals

10th percentile
$42,448
25th percentile
$54,588
50th percentile
$70,743
75th percentile
$89,708
90th percentile
$101,213

Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by engineering professionals was $70,743 in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for engineering professionals in the US was 9% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Engineering

$64,518 $66,901 $68,856 $70,372 $70,743
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for engineering professionals have grown by 10%.

Educational Trends

National Engineering Student enrollment growth by degree

6,828 4,090 4,133 3,968 3,500
83,025 81,677 82,450 82,465 63,101
9,249 10,086 10,105 9,719 5,989
40,995 39,022 42,364 46,742 29,279
2,209 2,529 3,242 3,606 3,318
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Engineering
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Engineering
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Engineering
  • Grey: Certificate in Engineering

The career outlook for engineering professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In 2006, 142,306 students graduated from engineering degree programs in the US. In 2010, 105,187 students graduated from engineering schools.

This represents a 26% change in the number of graduates. This decline in the number of students graduating from engineering courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Engineering Programs offered Nationwide

associate
462
bachelor
1,928
master
1,610
doctor
890
Certificate
214
Total5,104

The number of schools offering engineering programs has decreased. In the year 2006, there were 989 engineering schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 1074 schools.

Engineering Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. California123 Schools
  2. Texas69 Schools
  3. New York65 Schools
  4. Pennsylvania52 Schools
  5. Ohio45 Schools
  6. Michigan44 Schools
  7. Illinois43 Schools
  8. Massachusetts31 Schools
  9. Virginia30 Schools
  10. North Carolina28 Schools
  11. Oklahoma28 Schools
  12. Florida28 Schools
  13. New Jersey25 Schools
  14. Maryland24 Schools
  15. Missouri24 Schools
  16. Tennessee24 Schools
  17. Kentucky23 Schools
  18. Connecticut23 Schools
  19. Indiana22 Schools
  20. Minnesota22 Schools
  21. Washington State21 Schools
  22. Kansas18 Schools
  23. Wisconsin17 Schools
  24. Colorado17 Schools
  25. South Carolina17 Schools
  26. Mississippi16 Schools
  27. Iowa14 Schools
  28. New Mexico14 Schools
  29. Georgia14 Schools
  30. Alabama13 Schools
  31. Utah13 Schools
  32. Arizona12 Schools
  33. Oregon12 Schools
  34. Louisiana10 Schools
  35. Arkansas9 Schools
  36. West Virginia8 Schools
  37. Montana8 Schools
  38. Idaho8 Schools
  39. Wyoming7 Schools
  40. Vermont6 Schools
  41. North Dakota6 Schools
  42. Rhode Island6 Schools
  43. Nebraska6 Schools
  44. New Hampshire5 Schools
  45. Maine5 Schools
  46. Nevada5 Schools
  47. Washington DC4 Schools
  48. South Dakota4 Schools
  49. Alaska2 Schools
  50. Delaware2 Schools
  51. Hawaii2 Schools

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