Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

834

Graduates Per Year

$78K

Average Salary

#233

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

834

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

28

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

232

Ecology

835

233

Systems Engineering

834

234

Multimedia Art

831

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

offeringnot offering6%6%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public68%68%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Southeast

University of Florida

By State

Virginia

George Mason University

By Conference

Southeastern Conference

University of Florida

By School

University of South Alabama

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a senior systems engineer, staff software engineer, or senior quality assurance engineer sounds interesting, then a degree in systems engineering may just be for you. You could even become the developer responsible for the government's new payroll software!

POPULARITY

Systems engineering is the 233rd most popular degree in America, with 834 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #234 Multimedia Art, and narrowly lost to #232 Ecology.

The degree is offered at a total of 28 colleges across the nation, and is the 349th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 6% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 68% of colleges offering systems engineering are public making it a quite accessible field.

The southeast produces the most systems engineering graduates, largely led by University of Florida, while it’s the Southeastern Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Virginia ranks highest, with particular help from George Mason University and University of Virginia-Main Campus.

All that being said, no individual school produces more systems engineering graduates than University of South Alabama, which graduated 127 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study systems engineering). More students studied systems engineering as a percentage of total students at United States Merchant Marine Academy than any other college.

We wish you luck on your college search. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Systems Engineering list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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University of Virginia-Main Campus

#1 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Charlottesville, VA

https://www.virginia.edu

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Rating

24%

Acceptance

28,593

Students

# 3

Ranking

$47,257

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University of Florida

#2 Best Colleges for Systems 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 36.58% of 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 expensive. 85.38% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

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Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

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Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

# 8

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

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University of Pennsylvania

#3 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

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Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

# 8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

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George Washington University

#4 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

George Washington University is a very large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 69th in the nation. It has a total of 13,428 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly 2 in every 5 applicants. George Washington University offers 462 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Information Technology Administration and Management programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,845 per year, George Washington University is very pricey. 75.47% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $69,600 per year, which is 68% greater than the national median.

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Washington, DC

https://www.gwu.edu

A+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

31,641

Students

# 62

Ranking

$56,845

Tuition

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Washington University in St Louis

#5 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

# 15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

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United States Merchant Marine Academy

#6 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Kings Point, NY

https://www.usmma.edu

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Rating

25%

Acceptance

1,028

Students

# 18

Ranking

-

Tuition

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United States Air Force Academy

#7 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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USAF Academy, CO

www.usafa.edu

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Rating

11%

Acceptance

4,330

Students

# 45

Ranking

-

Tuition

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United States Military Academy

#8 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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West Point, NY

www.westpoint.edu

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Rating

12%

Acceptance

4,648

Students

# 36

Ranking

-

Tuition

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George Mason University

#9 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Fairfax, VA

https://www2.gmu.edu/

A-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

48,678

Students

# 80

Ranking

$32,520

Tuition

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University of Arizona

#10 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.59% of applicants. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

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Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

# 104

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#11 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

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Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

# 21

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

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Maine Maritime Academy

#12 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Castine, ME

https://mainemaritime.edu

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Rating

45%

Acceptance

1,007

Students

# 60

Ranking

$24,792

Tuition

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

#13 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Buzzards Bay, MA

www.maritime.edu

B

Rating

91%

Acceptance

1,932

Students

# 124

Ranking

$17,570

Tuition

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

#14 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Charlotte, NC

https://www.uncc.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

34,024

Students

# 168

Ranking

$17,246

Tuition

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Texas A & M International University

#15 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Laredo, TX

www.tamiu.edu/

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Rating

54%

Acceptance

9,511

Students

# 370

Ranking

$13,946

Tuition

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Otterbein University

#16 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Westerville, OH

https://www.otterbein.edu

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Rating

80%

Acceptance

3,368

Students

# 569

Ranking

$32,024

Tuition

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Kennesaw State University

#17 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

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Kennesaw, GA

www.kennesaw.edu

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Rating

75%

Acceptance

41,654

Students

# 330

Ranking

$15,704

Tuition

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

#18 Best Colleges for Systems Engineering

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a mid-sized public university located in Little Rock, AR ranked 10th in Arkansas. It has a total of 9,529 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.82% of applicants. University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers 155 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering, American Sign Language, and Systems Engineering programs (nationally ranked 15th, 18th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,600 for in-state students and $18,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Arkansas at Little Rock is moderately priced. 30.95% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home around $34,900 per year, which is 16% below the national median.

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Little Rock, AR

ualr.edu/www/

C

Rating

66%

Acceptance

12,993

Students

# 405

Ranking

$18,810

Tuition