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Computer Engineering Schools

As a professor or instructor of computer engineering classes at one of the 426 accredited computer engineering schools in the country, you play a significant role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in computer engineering academia which includes computer engineering training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Computer engineering professionals

876,060 924,280 949,360 946,110 945,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 945,160 computer engineering professionals working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of computer engineering professionals has grown by 8%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Computer engineering professionals

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Computer engineering professionals in the US earned a median salary of $93,593 per year in 2010. The median yearly salary for computer engineering professionals in the US was 49% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Computer Engineering

$84,540 $88,020 $91,753 $93,257 $93,593
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Computer engineering professionals' salaries have seen a 11% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Computer Engineering Student enrollment growth by degree

1,105 920 843 727 755
6,538 5,832 5,271 4,781 4,930
264 335 289 281 306
2,307 2,310 2,599 3,681 3,123
611 759 583 514 436
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Computer Engineering
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Computer Engineering
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Computer Engineering
  • Grey: Certificate in Computer Engineering

The career outlook for computer engineering professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In 2006, 10,825 students graduated from computer engineering degree programs in the US. In 2010, 9,550 students graduated from computer engineering schools.

This represents a 12% change in 4 years. This decline in the number of students graduating from computer engineering courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Computer Engineering Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are down, the number of schools offering computer engineering programs has also decreased. In the year 2006, there were 448 computer engineering schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 426 schools.

Computer Engineering Faculty Salaries

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