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Most Popular Schools for Systems Engineering Major & Degree Program

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 George Washington University 424 5% $61,446
2 Stevens Institute of Technology 410 18% $60,554
3 Naval Postgraduate School 385 17% N/A
4 Johns Hopkins University 238 4% $61,502
5 University of Florida 213 2% $19,103
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 166 6% $59,020
7 United States Air Force Academy 142 14% N/A
8 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 132 1% $26,240
9 University of Virginia-Main Campus 124 2% $26,075
10 United States Naval Academy 92 9% N/A
11 Southern Methodist University 79 2% $61,355
12 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus 73 4% $14,898
13 University of Pennsylvania 73 1% $61,800
14 Cornell University 68 1% $61,618
15 George Mason University 67 1% $25,335
16 United States Military Academy 55 5% N/A
17 University of Southern California 52 0% $62,180
18 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 44 2% $23,191
19 Missouri University of Science and Technology 43 2% $21,798
20 St Mary's University 43 5% $38,192
21 United States Merchant Marine Academy 37 18% $9,768
22 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 35 2% $58,060
23 Florida Institute of Technology 34 2% $52,690
24 University of Arizona 34 0% $25,179
25 Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management 33 10% N/A
26 Washington University in St Louis 33 1% $61,808
27 The University of Texas at El Paso 28 1% $21,399
28 University of Wisconsin-Madison 27 0% $23,931
29 Iowa State University 26 0% $18,920
30 Loyola Marymount University 24 1% $57,379
31 New Jersey Institute of Technology 24 1% $31,484
32 University of California-San Diego 23 0% $30,470
33 Colorado Technical University-Online 19 0% $10,531
34 The University of Texas at Dallas 18 0% $24,784
35 University of North Carolina at Charlotte 18 0% $19,080
36 University of Maryland-Baltimore County 17 1% $24,762
37 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 15 0% $23,384
38 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley 15 6% N/A
39 Maine Maritime Academy 14 7% $24,098
40 Texas Tech University 13 0% $21,601
41 University of Michigan-Dearborn 12 1% $11,814
42 Texas A & M International University 11 1% $17,366
43 Southern Polytechnic State University 11 1% $18,862
44 Northeastern University 11 0% $58,096
45 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 10 0% $26,165
46 University of St Thomas 10 0% $48,400
47 University of Wyoming 10 0% $18,145
48 New Mexico State University-Main Campus 9 0% $18,255
49 Polytechnic Institute of New York University 9 1% $59,570
50 Boston University 9 0% $61,446
51 Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs 9 2% $12,966
52 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide 8 0% $8,880
53 Lawrence Technological University 8 1% $43,061
54 University of Houston-Clear Lake 8 0% N/A
55 Walden University 7 0% $12,660
56 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 7 2% $57,138
57 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 7 0% $25,281
58 Howard University 6 0% $41,643
59 University of Utah 6 0% $21,920
60 University of Maryland-College Park 6 0% $23,734
61 Idaho State University 6 0% $21,068
62 University of Maryland-University College 6 0% $7,552
63 Case Western Reserve University 5 0% $57,798
64 SUNY at Binghamton 4 0% $22,832
65 Louisiana Tech University 4 0% $18,927
66 The University of Texas at Arlington 4 0% $22,234
67 Colorado Technical University-Greenwood Village 4 2% $12,960
68 Oakland University 3 0% $21,751
69 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3 0% $61,820
70 Sullivan and Cogliano Training Center 2 0% N/A
71 Wayne State University 2 0% $23,586
72 Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls 2 1% N/A
73 Portland State University 2 0% $23,528
74 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 2 0% $23,203
75 Colorado School of Mines 1 0% $30,603
76 Ferris State University 1 0% $21,878
77 University of California-Santa Cruz 1 0% $33,153

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Systems 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.