Careers & Student Outcomes

Stevens Named in Top 6 of U.S. Engineering Schools Producing Highest-Earning Graduates in Nation

The school ranks above universities including Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech and The Cooper Union for salaries of engineering graduates holding bachelor’s degrees

Engineering industry publication Design News reports that Stevens Institute of Technology ranks in the top six of U.S. engineering schools for early and mid-career salaries of engineering graduates holding bachelor’s degrees from the university.

The publication based these rankings on salary information available from PayScale, listing average early-career salaries for Stevens graduates at $80,400 and average mid-career salaries for Stevens graduates at $150,900. These salaries trail only modestly behind top-ranked school Massachusetts Institute of Technology (with $93,700 and $167,200, respectively).

According to the publication, Stevens also ranks as producing the topmost salaries of undergraduate engineers in the New York tristate area.

The high return on investment of Stevens’ Schaefer School of Engineering and Science was also reflected recently by U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for 2023, which highlighted the Schaefer School’s online education programs with rankings as one of the top 10 best online graduate IT programs, one of the top 30 best online graduate engineering programs, first place as best online graduate engineering program in New Jersey and second place as best online graduate engineering program in the northeast region.

The Design News rankings:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  2. Harvey Mudd College

  3. United States Naval Academy

  4. Stanford University

  5. California Institute of Technology

  6. Stevens Institute of Technology

  7. Colorado School of Mines

  8. Webb Institute

  9. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

  10. United States Merchant Marine Academy

  11. Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus

  12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  13. Carnegie Mellon University

  14. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  15. Clarkson University

  16. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

  17. University of California – San Diego

  18. Kettering University

  19. New Jersey Institute of Technology

  20. New Mexico Institute of Technology