Analysis: University of Delaware's engineering program ranks 47th best in the nation, study finds


University of Delaware finished in a tie for 47th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

The Newark school’s full-time tuition was $32,886 annually. The engineering program enrolls 831 full-time students.

U.S. News surveyed 214 graduate engineering programs and ranked 199 schools that provided the needed data in either fall 2018 or early 2019. The criteria included 10 indicators such as recruiter assessment scores, acceptance rates, student-faculty ratios, research activities and the percentage of instructors in the National Academy of Engineering.

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Top Engineering Schools in the U.S.

Rank

School

City location

Tuition (Master's)

Enrollment (Full-Time)

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

$51,520 per year (full-time)

3,130

2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$54,015 per year (full-time)

3,524

3

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$11,442 per year (in-state, full-time)

2,189

4

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$47,300 per year (full-time)

3,834

5 (tie)

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

N/A

543

5 (tie)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$26,336 per year (in-state, full-time)

3,285

7

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

$13,788 per year (in-state, full-time)

4,085

8

Purdue University-West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

$10,330 per year (in-state, full-time)

3,130

9

University of Southern California (Viterbi)

Los Angeles, CA

$2,005 per credit (full-time)

4,203

10

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL

$18,256 per year (in-state, full-time)

3,733

11 (tie)

Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

New York, NY

$48,432 per year (full-time)

2,340

11 (tie)

University of California-San Diego (Jacobs)

La Jolla, CA

$11,442 per year (in-state, full-time)

2,815

11 (tie)

University of Texas-Austin (Cockrell)

Austin, TX

$10,348 per year (in-state, full-time)

2,011

14

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$29,500 per year (full-time)

2,185

15

Texas A&M University-College Station

College Station, TX

$273 per credit (in-state, full-time)

3,065

16

University of California-Los Angeles (Samueli)

Los Angeles, CA

$11,442 per year (in-state, full-time)

2,242

17 (tie)

Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)

Baltimore, MD

$53,740 per year (full-time)

1,858

17 (tie)

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

N/A

676

17 (tie)

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$39,174 per year (full-time)

2,029

20

Northwestern University (McCormick)

Evanston, IL

$54,120 per year (full-time)

1,791

21

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$53,024 per year (full-time)

559

22 (tie)

University of Maryland-College Park (Clark)

College Park, MD

$717 per credit (in-state, full-time)

1,673

22 (tie)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

$10,728 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,384

24 (tie)

Duke University (Pratt)

Durham, NC

$53,540 per year (full-time)

1,324

24 (tie)

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

$8,917 per year (in-state, full-time)

2,971

24 (tie)

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

$12,570 per year (in-state, full-time)

821

27 (tie)

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,560 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,679

27 (tie)

Rice University (Brown)

Houston, TX

$46,600 per year (full-time)

911

27 (tie)

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$1,422 per credit (in-state, full-time)

1,551

27 (tie)

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$17,772 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,672

31 (tie)

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA

$13,571 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,204

31 (tie)

University of Colorado-Boulder

Boulder, CO

$14,940 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,782

31 (tie)

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

N/A

1,776

34

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$1,569 per credit (full-time)

5,625

35

Pennsylvania State University-University Park

University Park, PA

$22,976 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,638

36 (tie)

Boston University

Boston, MA

$52,816 per year (full-time)

1,158

36 (tie)

University of California-Irvine (Samueli)

Irvine, CA

$11,442 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,637

38

Yale University

New Haven, CT

$42,100 per year (full-time)

338

39

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$35,409 per year (full-time)

521

40

New York University (Tandon)

Brooklyn, NY

$1,798 per credit (full-time)

1,790

41 (tie)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

$11,276 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,521

41 (tie)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

$52,550 per year (full-time)

637

41 (tie)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$16,798 per year (in-state, full-time)

968

44

Arizona State University (Fulton)

Tempe, AZ

$11,136 per year (in-state, full-time)

2,916

45 (tie)

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$12,737 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,841

45 (tie)

University of Rochester (Hajim)

Rochester, NY

$1,654 per credit (full-time)

630

47 (tie)

Brown University

Providence, RI

$7,914 per credit (full-time)

503

47 (tie)

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$925 per credit (full-time)

603

47 (tie)

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$32,886 per year (in-state, full-time)

831

47 (tie)

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$52,746 per year (full-time)

552

47 (tie)

University of Pittsburgh (Swanson)

Pittsburgh, PA

$26,224 per year (in-state, full-time)

782

52 (tie)

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$45,168 per year (full-time)

628

52 (tie)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ

$17,232 per year (in-state, full-time)

859

52 (tie)

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$52,400 per year (full-time)

1,043

55 (tie)

Dartmouth College (Thayer)

Hanover, NH

$53,496 per year (full-time)

300

55 (tie)

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$842 per credit (in-state, full-time)

903

55 (tie)

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$7,912 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,222

58 (tie)

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

$16,650 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,094

58 (tie)

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA

$14,348 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,280

58 (tie)

University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Tickle)

 Knoxville, TN

$626 per credit (in-state, full-time)

851

61 (tie)

Colorado State University (Scott)

Fort Collins, CO

$567 per credit (in-state, full-time)

749

61 (tie)

Lehigh University (Rossin)

Bethlehem, PA

$1,500 per credit (full-time)

602

63

University at Buffalo-SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$11,090 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,918

64 (tie)

Stony Brook University-SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$11,090 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,226

64 (tie)

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$11,716 per year (in-state, full-time)

798

64 (tie)

University of Texas-Dallas (Jonsson)

Richardson, TX

$13,458 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,724

67 (tie)

Tufts University

Medford, MA

$51,530 per year (full-time)

609

67 (tie)

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

$15,350 per year (in-state, full-time)

560

69 (tie)

Auburn University (Ginn)

Auburn, AL

$9,630 per year (in-state, full-time)

573

69 (tie)

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

$10,886 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,124

69 (tie)

University of Houston (Cullen)

Houston, TX

$9,036 per year (in-state, full-time

1,021

69 (tie)

University of Illinois-Chicago

Chicago, IL

$15,928 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,211

73 (tie)

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

$14,535 per year (in-state, full-time)

985

73 (tie)

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$9,785 per year (in-state, full-time)

295

75 (tie)

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

N/A

674

75 (tie)

George Washington University

Washington, DC

$1,890 per credit (full-time)

946

75 (tie)

Rochester Institute of Technology (Gleason)

Rochester, NY

$45,520 per year (full-time)

951

75 (tie)

Stevens Institute of Technology (Schaefer)

Hoboken, NJ

$35,960 per year (full-time)

1,320

75 (tie)

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,559 per credit (full-time)

927

75 (tie)

University of California-Riverside (Bourns)

Riverside, CA

$11,442 per year (in-state, full-time)

743

75 (tie)

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$288 per credit (in-state, full-time)

1,022

82 (tie)

Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour)

Chicago, IL

N/A

1,069

82 (tie)

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

$419 per credit (in-state, full-time)

885

82 (tie)

University of Texas-Arlington

Arlington, TX

$7,938 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,998

85 (tie)

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

$1,143 per credit (in-state, full-time)

714

85 (tie)

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$378 per credit (in-state, full-time)

789

87 (tie)

University of California-Santa Cruz (Baskin)

Santa Cruz, CA

$11,442 per year (in-state, full-time)

555

87 (tie)

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

$5,886 per year (in-state, full-time)

577

89 (tie)

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

$20,232 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,388

89 (tie)

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$12,790 per year (in-state, full-time)

736

89 (tie)

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$467 per credit (in-state, full-time)

1,004

89 (tie)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

$27,234 per year (full-time)

454

93 (tie)

Air Force Institute of Technology

Wright Patterson AFB, OH

N/A

554

93 (tie)

Texas Tech University (Whitacre)

Lubbock, TX

$5,832 per year (in-state, full-time)

545

95 (tie)

Binghamton University-SUNY (Watson)

Binghamton, NY

$11,090 per year (in-state, full-time)

1,004

95 (tie)

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

$7,290 per year (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints member, full-time) $14,580 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time)

422

95 (tie)

Mississippi State University (Bagley)

Mississippi State, MS

$8,541 per credit (in-state, full-time)

344

95 (tie)

Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

N/A

48

95 (tie)

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$8,530 per year (in-state, full-time)

398

95 (tie)

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$13,052 per year (in-state, full-time)

412

95 (tie)

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$2,030 per credit (full-time)

204

95 (tie)

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$6,617 per year (in-state, full-time)

477

95 (tie)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$8,046 per year (in-state, full-time)

539

95 (tie)

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$13,650 per year (in-state, full-time)

467

95 (tie)

Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

$5,436 per year (in-state, full-time)

266

106 (tie)

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

$8,728 per year (in-state, full-time)

504

106 (tie)

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

$230 per credit (in-state, full-time)

397

106 (tie)

Southern Methodist University (Lyle)

Dallas, TX

$1,200 per credit (full-time)

491

106 (tie)

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

N/A

105

106 (tie)

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

$237 per credit (in-state, full-time)

427

111 (tie)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL

$17,196 per credit (full-time)

291

111 (tie)

Florida A&M University - Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$8,569 per year (in-state, full-time

506

111 (tie)

George Mason University (Volgenau)

Fairfax, VA

$589 per credit (in-state, full-time)

813

111 (tie)

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

$404 per credit (in-state, full-time)

310

111 (tie)

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

$419 per credit (in-state, full-time)

302

111 (tie)

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$10,841 per year (in-state, full-time)

321

111 (tie)

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

$640 per credit (in-state, full-time)

618

118 (tie)

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$1,130 per credit (full-time)

123

118 (tie)

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA

N/A

676

118 (tie)

University of Alabama-Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

$10,632 per year (in-state, full-time)

312

118 (tie)

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$13,056 per year (in-state, full-time)

127

118 (tie)

University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Francis)

Lowell, MA

$14,590 per year (in-state, full-time)

468

118 (tie)

West Virginia University (Statler)

Morgantown, WV

$5,058 per year (in-state, full-time)

463

124 (tie)

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$19,512 per year (in-state, full-time)

233

124 (tie)

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

$10,780 per year (in-state, full-time)

309

124 (tie)

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

$1,235 per credit (full-time)

206

124 (tie)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$12,134 per year (in-state, full-time)

210

128 (tie)

Baylor University

Waco, TX

$37,752 per year (full-time)

100

128 (tie)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$1,006 per credit (full-time)

555

128 (tie)

University of Louisville (Speed)

Louisville, KY

$12,684 per year (in-state, full-time)

370

128 (tie)

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$664 per credit (in-state, full-time)

126

128 (tie)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

$11,880 per year (in-state, full-time)

332

128 (tie)

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$18,315 per year (in-state, full-time)

742

134 (tie)

CUNY-City College (Grove)

New York, NY

$12,600 per year (in-state, full-time)

251

134 (tie)

Ohio University (Russ)

Athens, OH

$8,188 per year (in-state, full-time)

254

134 (tie)

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$450 per credit (in-state, full-time)

219

134 (tie)

University of California-Merced

Merced, CA

N/A

212

134 (tie)

University of Denver

Denver, CO

$32,928 per year (full-time)

233

134 (tie)

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Lee)

Charlotte, NC

$4,684 per year (in-state, full-time)

500

134 (tie)

Utah State University

Logan, UT

$5,810 per year (in-state, full-time)

178

141 (tie)

Boise State University

Boise, ID

$6,759 per year (in-state, full-time)

178

141 (tie)

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

$24,984 per year (full-time)

185

141 (tie)

Florida International University

Miami, FL

$10,944 per year (in-state, full-time)

642

141 (tie)

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

$14,304 per year (full-time)

148

141 (tie)

University of Nevada-Reno

Reno, NV

$4,950 per year (in-state, full-time)

249

141 (tie)

University of North Texas

Denton, TX

$303 per credit (in-state, full-time)

364

141 (tie)

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$261 per credit (in-state, full-time)

185

148 (tie)

Howard University

Washington, DC

$31,309 per year (full-time)

62

148 (tie)

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

$283 per credit (in-state, full-time)

71

148 (tie)

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

N/A

229

148 (tie)

University of Colorado-Denver

Denver, CO

$11,268 per year (in-state, full-time)

289

148 (tie)

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

$15,912 per year (in-state, full-time)

133

148 (tie)

University of Texas-San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

$6,605 per year (in-state, full-time)

349

148 (tie)

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$571 per credit (in-state, full-time)

193

148 (tie)

Wright State University

Dayton, OH

$15,498 per year (in-state, full-time)

409

156 (tie)

Alfred University-New York State College of Ceramics (Inamori)

Alfred, NY

$22,520 per year (full-time)

35

156 (tie)

California State University-Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

$8,232 per year (in-state, full-time)

245

156 (tie)

Cleveland State University (Washkewicz)

Cleveland, OH

$545 per credit (in-state, full-time)

203

156 (tie)

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

$370 per credit (in-state, full-time)

139

156 (tie)

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

$1,241 per credit (full-time)

427

156 (tie)

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

$6,234 per year (in-state, full-time)

152

156 (tie)

Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI

$31,276 per year (full-time)

9

156 (tie)

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

$6,592 per year (in-state, full-time)

218

156 (tie)

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM

$6,727 per year (in-state, full-time)

106

156 (tie)

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

$4,549 per year (in-state, full-time)

286

156 (tie)

North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC

$4,745 per year (in-state, full-time)

244

156 (tie)

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

$738 per credit (in-state, full-time)

381

156 (tie)

Old Dominion University (Batten)

Norfolk, VA

$568 per credit (in-state, full-time)

169

156 (tie)

Portland State University (Maseeh)

Portland, OR

$467 per credit (in-state, full-time)

381

156 (tie)

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

$5,284 per year (in-state, full-time)

134

156 (tie)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY

N/A

51

156 (tie)

Saint Louis University (Parks)

St. Louis, MO

$1,130 per credit (full-time)

84

156 (tie)

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD

$325 per credit (in-state, full-time)

171

156 (tie)

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$5,634 per year (in-state, full-time)

194

156 (tie)

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

$443 per credit (in-state, full-time)

48

156 (tie)

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN

$10,200 per year (in-state, full-time)

120

156 (tie)

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Dotterweich)

Kingsville, TX

$3,228 per year (in-state, full-time)

449

156 (tie)

The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$46,180 per year (full-time)

68

156 (tie)

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

$1,170 per credit (full-time)

11

156 (tie)

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

$10,566 per year (in-state, full-time)

44

156 (tie)

University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

$621 per year (in-state, full-time)

120

156 (tie)

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

$724 per credit (in-state, full-time)

24

156 (tie)

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

$1,607 per credit (full-time)

93

156 (tie)

University of Hawaii-Manoa

Honolulu, HI

$10,400 per year (in-state, full-time)

106

156 (tie)

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

$5,511 per year (in-state, full-time)

219

156 (tie)

University of Maine

Orono, ME

$439 per credit (in-state, full-time)

139

156 (tie)

University of Memphis (Herff)

Memphis, TN

$609 per credit (in-state, full-time)

163

156 (tie)

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, MI

$708 per credit (in-state, full-time)

344

156 (tie)

University of Mississippi

University, MS

$8,550 per year (in-state, full-time)

128

156 (tie)

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

$385 per credit (in-state, full-time)

207

156 (tie)

University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Hughes)

Las Vegas, NV

$8,834 per year (in-state, full-time)

205

156 (tie)

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

$15,240 per year (in-state, full-time)

190

156 (tie)

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

N/A

71

156 (tie)

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

$342 per credit (in-state, full-time)

130

156 (tie)

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

$14,924 per year (in-state, full-time)

140

156 (tie)

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

$326 per credit (in-state, full-time)

14

156 (tie)

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

$4,257 per credit (in-state, full-time)

71

156 (tie)

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

$8,244 per year (in-state, full-time)

82

156 (tie)

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

$15,638 per year (in-state, full-time)

388

Source: U.S. News

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