Petroleum Engineering

For all the 2,818 degrees granted in Petroleum Engineering annually, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Of the 2,818 students earning degrees across the US, 83% percent identify as men and 17% percent identify as women. While students at schools all over the US study Petroleum Engineering, Texas has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering is $96,700.

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Gender

Total Students
2,818
Total Males
2,339
Total Females
479

Degree Type

  • Total Bachelors degree

    2,151

  • Total Masters degree

    515

  • Total Doctors degree research scholarship

    133

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    18

  • Total Doctors other degree

    1

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See where Petroleum Engineering is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Petroleum Engineering

If you’re thinking about majoring in Petroleum Engineering, then you should look at these top colleges, including Colorado School of Mines, the University of Tulsa and Texas A & M University-College Station. Colorado School of Mines is our top ranked institution for a degree in Petroleum Engineering with 211 students graduating with this major annually . Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Petroleum Engineering Majors

Majoring in Petroleum Engineering, your experience is applicable to different careers. Petroleum Engineering majors go on to find jobs including Architectural and Engineering Managers and Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the top paying jobs for Petroleum Engineering majors include Architectural and Engineering Managers, Petroleum Engineers and Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Petroleum Engineering

  1. Architectural and Engineering Managers   (Median Wage: $140,760)
  2. Petroleum Engineers   (Median Wage: $137,170)
  3. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $101,720)
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