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2022 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

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11,423

Graduates Per Year

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$56K

Average Salary

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#42

Most Popular Major

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50

Popularity

Popular

11,423

86% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

180

6% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

41

Hospitality Management

11,515

42

Chemical Engineering

11,423

43

Information Technology

11,399

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50

Cost

Expensive

$49,479

55% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

44

Business Administration and Management

$50,230

45

Chemical Engineering

$49,479

46

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

$49,390

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25

Salary

Very High Salary

$67,843

76% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

12

Petroleum Engineering

$67,911

13

Chemical Engineering

$67,843

14

Computational Science

$67,660

Professors

Very Bad

2.8/5

30% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

339

Interior Design

340

Chemical Engineering

341

Social Studies Teacher Education

Students

Diverse

4.2/5

15.23% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

80

Drawing

81

Chemical Engineering

82

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SUMMARY

A degree in Chemical Engineering is a valuable choice and ordinarily an obligatory first step for scholars choosing to pursue a career as a senior chemical process engineer, a chemical engineer, or a research and development engineer. Interestingly, nationally, chemical engineering is a fairly common choice coming in at the 42nd most popular degree. In the last year, there were 11,423 chemical engineering graduates. In-state tuition for chemical engineering at private institutions is, on average, 4.3 times more spendy than their public peers.

There are 180 schools that offer chemical engineering. 180 institutions is on par with other degrees offered in the United States. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other chemical engineering undergrads, look at universities in California which have more undergrads admitted to chemical engineering than any other state. More generally, the top region to get a degree in chemical engineering is in the Southeast region with The University of Alabama, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, and North Carolina State University at Raleigh best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in chemical engineering is the Big Ten Conference with Ohio State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best college for chemical engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There are many more perspectives to consider when choosing institution. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely sway your feelings of which college to attend. At authority.org, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which chemical engineering school has the best college campus, the winner is Northeastern University. If you are very interested in which college boasts the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can evaluate every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our choice of the university with the best student life for chemical engineering is Cornell University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top selections. Many of our picks might surprise you.

If cost is a primary influence in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be the most expensive college for chemical engineering, at least regarding out of state students. We have a page for the most expensive universities that could put the expense of Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that chemical engineering is the 45th most expensive program in the nation, with an average associated cost of $49,500. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for chemical engineering on our list is Pennsylvania with tuition and fees at the primary three institutions amounting to $57,882 at Bucknell University, totalling $55,816 at Carnegie Mellon University, and expenses of $55,816 at Lehigh University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for chemical engineering is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Columbia University in the City of New York with a cost of $57,763, Cornell University with a cost of $56,550, and Bucknell University with a cost of $57,882.

Our cheapest region for chemical engineering is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Montana State University with a cost of $23,890, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. In better news, the most affordable university for chemical engineering is North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $11,400 for a degree in chemical engineering. That cost balloons by a lot to an average of $28,600 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the university constituting the best value for chemical engineering: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value overall. Do know, this section is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for chemical engineering students differ widely, but within two years completing the major students will regularly make around $56,200. While there is much variation in earnings; top earners can bring in up to $97,200. Even right out of school, the minimum earning jobs within the chemical engineering field earn $32,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for chemical engineering have come from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of chemical engineering is quite high, being within the 80th percentile of majors nationally. The university with the most composite diversity for chemical engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology and here you can find our general list of the schools which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Chemical Engineering major stands only within the 36th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 74th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share, 52%, of those studying chemical engineering. Additionally, 65% of scholars pursuing a chemical engineering degree are men.

The median score of chemical engineering's professors is 2.8 stars, a rating which is 30% below the median score for every major; which is a subpar score. If you want the most popular chemical engineering professor nationally, take a look at Karen Nordheden at University of Kansas. It may surprise you, but the best rated instructors for chemical engineering by student are found at University of Kansas. If we incorporate information other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the college with the overall best professors for chemical engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the top examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for chemical engineering is Stanford University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that considering academics from examples primarily derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different topics and explore a few of our insightful background pages on beneficial things to look for as you progress with your college search.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#1 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 1st in the US. It has a total of 4,698 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.7% of applicants. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $53,450 per year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is extremely expensive. 90% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate near $104,700 per year, which is 152% greater than the national median.

Cambridge, MA

web.mit.edu/

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Rating

7%

Acceptance

12,321

Students

#1

Ranking

$53,450

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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

#2 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 49th in the US. It has a total of 17,400 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 20.58% of applicants. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 different majors and is best known for its Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,258 for in-state students and $31,370 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 78.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $79,100 per year, which is 90% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gatech.edu

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Rating

21%

Acceptance

38,951

Students

#49

Ranking

$31,370

Tuition

Johns Hopkins University

#3 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Northeastern University

#4 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

#5 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a mid-sized private university located in Troy, NY ranked 70th in the United States. It has a total of 6,706 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 47.41% acceptance rate. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 145 different majors and is best known for its Computer Engineering Technologies, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Nuclear Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,000 per year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is exceptionally expensive. 82.28% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $82,000 per year, which is 97% greater than the national median.

Troy, NY

www.rpi.edu

A+

Rating

47%

Acceptance

8,156

Students

#70

Ranking

$54,000

Tuition

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

#6 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a small private school of engineering and technology located in Terre Haute, IN ranked 125th in the nation. It has a total of 2,170 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.21% acceptance rate. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Computational Science, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Engineering programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 6th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,507 per year, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is very costly. 77.93% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring home near $80,900 per year, which is 95% greater than the national median.

Terre Haute, IN

https://www.rose-hulman.edu

A

Rating

74%

Acceptance

2,243

Students

#125

Ranking

$48,507

Tuition

Cornell University

#7 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

#8 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University is a large private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 21st in the nation. It has a total of 7,068 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting hardly above 1/7 of applicants. Carnegie Mellon University offers 321 different majors and is best known for its Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Statistics, and Information Technology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,816 per year, Carnegie Mellon University is extremely high-priced. 78.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $83,600 per year, which is 101% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.cmu.edu/

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

15,143

Students

#21

Ranking

$55,816

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#9 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

Princeton University

#10 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

Stanford University

#11 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#12 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Rice University

#13 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Rice University is a mid-sized private university located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in the US. It has a total of 4,145 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 8.72% acceptance rate. Rice University offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Biochemistry, Fitness Administration, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,330 per year, Rice University is exceptionally pricey. 85.71% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Houston, TX

www.rice.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

7,542

Students

#22

Ranking

$48,330

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#14 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#15 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Colorado School of Mines

#16 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines is a mid-sized public school of engineering and technology located in Golden, CO ranked 113th in the nation. It has a total of 5,116 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 53.08% acceptance rate. Colorado School of Mines offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Applied Physics, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,650 for in-state students and $37,350 for those from out-of-state, Colorado School of Mines is quite costly. 78.76% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $84,900 per year, which is 104% greater than the national median.

Golden, CO

www.mines.edu

A

Rating

53%

Acceptance

6,639

Students

#113

Ranking

$37,350

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#17 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#18 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#19 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#20 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

#21 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a very small private school of engineering and technology located in New York, NY ranked 58th in America. It has a total of 893 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.45% acceptance rate. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers 12 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Fine Art, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,550 per year, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is quite high-priced. 72% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $64,900 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.cooper.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

1,000

Students

#58

Ranking

$44,550

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#22 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

California Institute of Technology

#23 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

California Institute of Technology is a small private university located in Pasadena, CA ranked 19th in the United States. It has a total of 989 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting slightly north of 1 in 20 applicants. California Institute of Technology offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Computational Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Physics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,506 per year, California Institute of Technology is very expensive. After college, alumni go on to take home near $85,900 per year, which is 107% over the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.caltech.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

2,334

Students

#19

Ranking

$52,506

Tuition

Stevens Institute of Technology

#24 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology is a mid-sized private university located in Hoboken, NJ ranked 65th in the nation. It has a total of 3,462 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 39.96% of applicants. Stevens Institute of Technology offers 133 different majors and is best known for its Computer Engineering, Financial Mathematics, and Music Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,134 per year, Stevens Institute of Technology is extremely pricey. 77.16% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $89,200 per year, which is 115% over the national median.

Hoboken, NJ

www.stevens.edu

A+

Rating

40%

Acceptance

7,990

Students

#65

Ranking

$52,134

Tuition

University of Florida

#25 Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition