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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


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

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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


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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