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Most Popular Schools for Nuclear Engineering Major & Degree Program

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for controlling and manipulating nuclear energy, including nuclear power plant design, fission reactor design, fusion reactor design, reactor control and safety systems design, power transfer systems, containment vessels and structures design; and the analysis of related engineering problems such as fission and fusion processes, human and environmental factors, construction, and operational considerations.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 97 1% $33,592
2 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 83 1% $32,126
3 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 83 1% $27,450
4 Texas A & M University-College Station 69 1% $21,051
5 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 68 1% $26,240
6 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 60 1% $29,086
7 Purdue University-Main Campus 60 1% $23,242
8 North Carolina State University at Raleigh 59 1% $22,184
9 University of Wisconsin-Madison 54 1% $23,931
10 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 50 1% $23,384
11 Oregon State University 49 1% $23,559
12 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 35 2% $61,820
13 Missouri University of Science and Technology 33 2% $21,798
14 University of Florida 33 0% $19,103
15 University of California-Berkeley 23 0% $33,319
16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 21 1% $59,020
17 University of Missouri-Columbia 21 0% $22,943
18 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus 21 1% $14,898
19 Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management 20 6% N/A
20 Idaho State University 19 1% $21,068
21 University of Idaho 18 1% $19,598
22 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 18 0% $20,094
23 United States Military Academy 15 1% N/A
24 Ohio State University-Main Campus 15 0% $25,479
25 Colorado School of Mines 15 1% $30,603
26 University of South Carolina-Columbia 10 0% $24,804
27 University of Utah 6 0% $21,920
28 South Carolina State University 3 0% $26,244
29 Arizona State University-Tempe 3 0% $23,837
30 Kansas State University 2 0% $21,331
31 Washington State University 1 0% $27,697

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Nuclear Engineering program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.