Top Nuclear Engineering All Programs - 2020

Of the 1,045 Nuclear Engineering degrees granted each year, men make up 85% percent and women make up 15% percent of the field of study. Did you know that Pennsylvania has more students being awarded a degree in Nuclear Engineering than any other state in the US? In fact, Pennsylvania granted 134 degrees last year! The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering is $68,500.

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Gender

Total Students
1,045
Total Males
886
Total Females
159

Degree Type

  • Total Bachelors degree

    535

  • Total Masters degree

    256

  • Total Doctors degree research scholarship

    184

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    45

  • Total Postbaccalaureate certificate

    25

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See where Nuclear Engineering is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Nuclear Engineering degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Nuclear Engineering

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and United States Naval Academy are three schools well-known for Nuclear Engineering programs. In fact, there are 99 students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville pursuing degrees in Nuclear Engineering. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Nuclear Engineering Majors

The highest paying jobs for Nuclear Engineering majors include Architectural and Engineering Managers, Nuclear Engineers and Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary. But, something else to consider is how many job openings there currently is. Jobs that are in high need that a degree in Nuclear Engineering can prepare you for are Architectural and Engineering Managers, Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary and Nuclear Engineers.

Top Paying Careers for Nuclear Engineering

  1. Architectural and Engineering Managers   (Median Wage: $140,760)
  2. Nuclear Engineers   (Median Wage: $107,600)
  3. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $101,720)
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