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Engineering: Aerospace and Aeronautics Focus

Katie Schenk - September 07, 2017

Engineering: Aerospace and Aeronautics Focus

Ready to expand your aerospace or aeronautics career with a master’s degree from one of the top universities in the United States? 

According to Salary.com, you can expect an annual post-grad salary between $124,753 - $132,636. And, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the aerospace industry in US is forecast to increase by about 5% from 81,000 in 2010 to 85,000 in 2020. 

But first, you need to get your degree. We've got a quick view of some of the top programmes with links directly to the aerospace and aeronautics departments for more information. 

And, if you've already found your dream school, why not take a look at some of the major recruiters in this field. The handy list below may even help you narrow your top school choices. 

Quick view: Top US aerospace and aeronautic engineering programmes

Universities: US West

Arizona State University - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering 

Tempe, Arizona

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 42
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 31
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $51,411
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
California Institute of Technology – School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pasadena (Los Angeles), California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 4
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 4
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $78,786
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Stanford University – Stanford School of Engineering

Palo Alto (San Francisco), California 

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 2
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 1
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $84,726
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Texas A&M University – Dwight Look College of Engineering

College Station, Texas

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 11
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 7
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $39,959
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of California—Davis - College of Engineering

Davis (Sacramento), California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 34
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 23
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $51,005
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: No
University of California—Irvine - Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Irvine (Los Angeles), California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 37
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 26
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $47,837
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of California—Los Angeles - Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

Los Angeles, California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 16
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 15
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $59,302
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of California—San Diego - Jacobs School of Engineering

La Jolla (San Diego), California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 13
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 21 
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $56,934
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Colorado—Boulder - College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Boulder, Colorado

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 32
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 10
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $48,932
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: No
University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering

Los Angeles, California

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 11
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 17
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $60,387
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Texas—Austin – Cockrell School of Engineering

Austin, Texas

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 9
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 8
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $37,274
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Washington - College of Engineering

Seattle, Washington

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 25
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 19
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $51,321
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Universities: US Northeast

Cornell University - College of Engineering

Ithaca, New York

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 13
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 13
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $55,280
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – School of Engineering

Cambridge (Boston), Massachusetts

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 1
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 2
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $82,750
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Pennsylvania State University—University Park - College of Engineering

University Park, Pennsylvania

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 32
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 15
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $55,000
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Princeton University – School of Engineering and Applied Science

Princeton, New Jersey

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 17
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 10
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $74,190
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - School of Engineering

Troy, New York

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 39
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 23
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $70,719
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: No
University of Maryland—College Park - A. James Clark School of Engineering

College Park (Washington, DC), Maryland

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 24
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 13
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $47,054
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Universities: US South

Georgia Institute of Technology – College of Engineering

Atlanta, Georgia 

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 7
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 2
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $58,248
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
North Carolina State University - College of Engineering

Raleigh, North Carolina

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 25
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 31
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $44,510
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Florida - Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Gainesville, Florida

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 42
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 25
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $47,284
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: No
University of Virginia - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Charlottsville, Virginia

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 39
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 26
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $48,901
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Virginia Tech - College of Engineering

Blacksburg, Virginia

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 27
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 12
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $43,220
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Universities: US Midwest

Case Western Reserve University - Case School of Engineering

Cleveland, Ohio

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 50
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 37
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $62,702
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: No
Iowa State University - College of Engineering

Ames, Iowa

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 45
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 31 
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $39,658
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: No
Ohio State University - College of Engineering

Columbus, Ohio

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 31
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 17
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $52,196
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
Purdue University – College of Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 8
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 6
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $43,118
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign – College of Engineering 
Urbana, Illinois
  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 9
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 9
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $56,984
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 5
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 5
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $68,144
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 27
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 21
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $43,006
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes
University of Notre Dame - College of Engineering

Notre Dame, Indiana

  • USNWR engineering programme rank: 48
  • USNWR aerospace and aeronautic engineering department rank: 19
  • Estimated annual cost of attendance: $ 71,856
  • Prodigy Finance loans available: Yes

Universities offering ME degrees

Universities offering spring admissions

Quick view: Top aerospace and aeronautic masters recruiters


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