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Engineering Schools In Washington DC

Engineering classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited engineering schools in Washington DC. The trends in Washington DC's engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in engineering includes engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Engineering Employment

Washington DC 9,040
National 1,704,460

Approximately 1% of the country's engineering professionals work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In Washington DC

9,200 9,160 8,380 8,630 7,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, the field of engineering is shrinking. In 2010 there were 1,630 less engineering professionals working in Washington DC than there were in 2006. This represents a 18% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for engineering professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of engineering professionals working around the nation.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$81,607 $81,051 $81,952 $87,278 $85,057
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by engineering professionals is increasing in Washington DC. The mean salary for engineering professionals in 2006 was $81,607 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $85,057 per year.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Washington DC

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 4% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of engineering, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid engineering professionals earning 140% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington DC state.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Washington DC

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

In Washington DC, engineering professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC


As the number of engineering professionals is decreasing in Washington DC state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited engineering schools in Washington DC state is decreasing. In 2006, 837 students graduated from engineering courses in Washington DC. And in 2010, 723 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 14%. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of engineering faculty in Washington DC, growth in the field of engineering academia and faculty salaries in Washington DC. If you are involved in teaching engineering courses to students at the certificate in engineering, associates degree in engineering, bachelors degree in engineering, masters degree in engineering, and doctoral degree in engineering levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of engineering in Washington DC. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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