Top Systems Engineering All Programs - 2020

For all the 3,430 degrees granted in Systems Engineering per year, the majority of them are Masters degree. Of the 3,430 students graduating with degrees in the US, 26% percent identify as women and 74% percent identify as men. Though students at schools all over the country study Systems Engineering, California has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering is $66,400.

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

If you’re thinking about majoring in Systems Engineering, then you should consider these top colleges, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is our top ranked institution for a degree in Systems Engineering with 7 students graduating with this major annually . Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Systems Engineering Majors

For Systems Engineering majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Architectural and Engineering Managers, Energy Engineers and Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary. Not only that, Systems Engineering graduates may find a high salary job, such as Architectural and Engineering Managers or Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Systems Engineering

  1. Architectural and Engineering Managers   (Median Wage: $140,760)
  2. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $101,720)
  3. Energy Engineers   (Median Wage: $96,980)
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