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.