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2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

There are about 18,013 students enrolled in Industrial Engineering in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

9,381

Vs. National Avg.

-41%

popularity Rank

#100

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$29K

Vs. National Avg.

18%

cost Rank

#164

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$48K

Vs. National Avg.

20%

salary Rank

#88

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

20%

professors Rank

#81

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

1%

students Rank

#239

SUMMARY

Majoring in Industrial Engineering is a valuable choice and frequently a required first step for students intending to enter a career as a senior industrial engineer, a supply chain engineer, or a process improvement engineer. In fact, industrial engineering is fairly popular being the 77th most popular degree. In the last year, there were 5,817 industrial engineering graduates. In-state tuition for industrial engineering at private colleges is, on average, 3.8 times more costly than their public peers.

With only 125 schools offering industrial engineering there might be a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other industrial engineering undergraduates, consider looking at schools in Texas which have more undergraduates admitted to industrial engineering than any other state. less precisely, the best region to get a degree in industrial engineering is in the Southeast region with Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Clemson University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in industrial engineering is the Big Ten Conference with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. On that topic, our selection for the best college for industrial engineering is Columbia University in the City of New York. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There are a bunch of facets to think about when deciding on ​university. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely impact your thoughts on which school to attend. Here at Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which industrial engineering school boasts the top campus, the answer is Northeastern University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which school has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and our pick of the university with the best student life for industrial engineering is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Continue reading to discover more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our picks might shock you.

If cost is a primary influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspis our most expensive school for industrial engineering, at least for out of state enrollment. We have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the expense at Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may want to know that industrial engineering is the 202nd most expensive program in the US, with an average expense of $29,700. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for industrial engineering on our list is Massachusetts with costs at the primary three colleges Northeastern University, Western New England University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute of $52,420, $35,454, and $35,454 respectively. Even more broadly, the most costly region for industrial engineering is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of New Haven with a cost of $39,000, Northeastern University with a cost of $52,420, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a cost of $51,604.

Our cheapest region for industrial engineering is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado State University-Pueblo with a cost of $19,658 and Montana State University with a cost of $23,890. On the bright side, the most affordable university for industrial engineering is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $11,000 for a degree in industrial engineering. That cost grows substantially to a median of $25,500 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the college constituting the best value for industrial engineering: Columbia University in the City of New York. Here you will find our comprehensive list about the universities we see as being the best value&nbspin general. With that said, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for industrial engineering majors range widely, but two-years after graduation students will often make in the neighborhood of $63,900. While there can be a lot of variation in pay; top positions can make up to $100,800. Right out of university, the lowest earning opportunities within the industrial engineering field earn $40,200, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads for industrial engineering graduated from Lehigh University&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of industrial engineering is decent, ranking within the 75th percentile of all programs. The university with the most composite diversity for industrial engineering is Northeastern University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Industrial Engineering major is only in the 79th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 78th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share, 41%, of students studying industrial engineering. Additionally, 71% of undergraduates seeking an industrial engineering major are men.

The median score of industrial engineering professors is 3.6 stars, a rating that is 10% less than the median for all majors; which is a subpar ranking. If you are looking for the most popular industrial engineering professor in the country, take a look at Jack Byrd from West Virginia University. It may come as a shock, but the top rated industrial engineering instructors from student rankings come from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. As we consider data beyond simply rankings we find that the school with comprehensively the best professors for industrial engineering is Columbia University in the City of New York. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the best instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for industrial engineering is Columbia University in the City of New York. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you believe that looking at university with a perspective primarily shaped by superlatives could cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to explore our other pages on individual universities and explore a couple of our helpful background pages on important things to consider as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA | www.lehigh.edu/

50%

Acceptance

7,445

Students

#59

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA | www.vt.edu/

66%

Acceptance

38,350

Students

#130

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY | www.binghamton.edu/

43%

Acceptance

19,660

Students

#151

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

B

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD | www.sdsmt.edu/

86%

Acceptance

3,056

Students

#736

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY | www.sunymaritime.edu/

73%

Acceptance

1,860

Students

#539

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY | www.buffalo.edu/

67%

Acceptance

35,509

Students

#264

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Auburn University

Auburn, AL | www.auburn.edu/

85%

Acceptance

32,840

Students

#276

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY | www.rpi.edu/

57%

Acceptance

8,256

Students

#72

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL | www.ucf.edu/

45%

Acceptance

81,082

Students

#200

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY | www.rit.edu/

74%

Acceptance

18,231

Students

#188

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Kettering University

Flint, MI | https://www.kettering.edu/

74%

Acceptance

2,670

Students

#280

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI | www.msoe.edu/

60%

Acceptance

2,874

Students

#246

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

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