Industrial Engineering

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#1

#1 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$26,747

Median Starting Salary

$67,238

#2

#2 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Binghamton University
Vestal, NY

In general, Binghamton University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

42%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,340–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$19,535

Median Starting Salary

$66,150

#3

#3 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Northeastern University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$35,827

Median Starting Salary

$67,534

#4

#4 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Overall, the University of Central Florida is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

1,210–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$13,108

Median Starting Salary

$63,670

#5

#5 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

37%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,350–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$30,453

Median Starting Salary

$69,260

#6

#6 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,080–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$15,364

Median Starting Salary

$64,686

#7

#7 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Clemson University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,260–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$24,577

Median Starting Salary

$69,061

#8

#8 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University-Main Campus is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

1,230–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$12,576

Median Starting Salary

$69,479

#9

#9 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

Generally, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

18%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,370–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,318

Median Starting Salary

$66,055

#10

#10 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Iowa State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$15,310

Median Starting Salary

$70,458

#11

#11 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Generally, the University at Buffalo is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$64,937

#12

#12 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,380–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$17,402

Median Starting Salary

$64,130

#13

#13 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

In general, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,330–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$14,544

Median Starting Salary

$66,495

#14

#14 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

Overall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$19,301

Median Starting Salary

$70,954

#15

#15 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-College Station
College Station, TX

Texas A&M University-College Station is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,170–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$20,375

Median Starting Salary

$66,609

#16

#16 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

In general, Wayne State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$15,347

Median Starting Salary

$64,629

#17

#17 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Northwestern University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$22,095

Median Starting Salary

$64,336

#18

#18 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

the University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,300–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$24,286

Median Starting Salary

$69,439

#19

#19 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

In general, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$21,880

Median Starting Salary

$66,161

#20

#20 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,270–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$13,376

Median Starting Salary

$71,474

#21

#21 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Generally, the University of South Florida is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,150–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$11,004

Median Starting Salary

$63,263

#22

#22 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Auburn University is a highly selective school. They receive approximately 45,700 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,190–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$25,271

Median Starting Salary

$68,960

#23

#23 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI

the University of Michigan-Dearborn is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,020–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$12,444

Median Starting Salary

$62,322

#24

#24 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

The University of Texas at Arlington is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,000–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$14,262

Median Starting Salary

$65,409

#25

#25 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL

Overall, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

33%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,010–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$11,583

Median Starting Salary

$65,212

#26

#26 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,340–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$19,582

Median Starting Salary

$67,037

#27

#27 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Generally, Wichita State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,010–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$13,553

Median Starting Salary

$66,753

#28

#28 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

In general, the University of Southern California is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$36,808

Median Starting Salary

$62,503

#29

#29 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL

the University of Alabama in Huntsville is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$18,588

Median Starting Salary

$63,350

#30

#30 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

Columbia University requires all freshman students to apply online, using either The Coalition Application...

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$58,756

#31

#31 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

47%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,300–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$14,852

Median Starting Salary

$66,835

#32

#32 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,200–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$17,762

Median Starting Salary

$61,555

#33

#33 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Overall, The University of Texas at Austin is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,240–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$17,434

Median Starting Salary

$64,875

#34

#34 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, OK

Generally, the University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$22,601

Median Starting Salary

$66,216

#35

#35 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC

North Carolina A & T State University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

950–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$9,189

Median Starting Salary

$66,572

#36

#36 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

In general, the University of Miami is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$36,467

Median Starting Salary

$65,484

#37

#37 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA

the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$22,291

Median Starting Salary

$69,545

#38

#38 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Arizona State University Campus Immersion
Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University Campus Immersion is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,808

Median Starting Salary

$63,449

#39

#39 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ

In general, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$17,535

Median Starting Salary

$64,341

#40

#40 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$64,743

#41

#41 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Generally, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,290–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$16,018

Median Starting Salary

$69,321

#42

#42 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

the University of Missouri-Columbia is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,140–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$19,889

Median Starting Salary

$70,925

#43

#43 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

the University of Iowa is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$19,587

Median Starting Salary

$70,436

#44

#44 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA

the University of Washington-Seattle Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,230–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$10,603

Median Starting Salary

$62,999

#45

#45 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

the University of Rhode Island is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,060–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$20,695

Median Starting Salary

$72,584

#46

#46 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

In general, Texas Tech University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,110–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,896

Median Starting Salary

$67,078

#47

#47 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Stillwater, OK

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$16,718

Median Starting Salary

$66,300

#48

#48 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

the University of Illinois Chicago is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$10,384

Median Starting Salary

$64,977

#49

#49 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Overall, the University of Houston is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,160–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$14,056

Median Starting Salary

$63,549

#50

#50 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$20,030

Median Starting Salary

$68,330

#51

#51 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,140–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$21,296

Median Starting Salary

$66,990

#52

#52 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

the University of Louisville is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,020–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$19,327

Median Starting Salary

$66,542

#53

#53 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Montana State University is a fairly selective school. The institution receives approximately 28,800...

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,250

Median Starting Salary

$67,517

#54

#54 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Generally, North Dakota State University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$15,962

Median Starting Salary

$72,053

#55

#55 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University is a non selective school. They receive roughly 9,700 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,080–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$18,855

Median Starting Salary

$71,185

#56

#56 Best College for Industrial Engineering in the U.S.

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University is a somewhat selective school. The institution receives about 26,000 applications...

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,110–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$21,163

Median Starting Salary

$65,405

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About Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering programs prepare individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

Of the 408 Industrial Engineering degrees granted each year at the Doctors degree research scholarship level, 66% percent of whom are men and the other 34% percent are women. Did you know that Florida has more students graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering than any other state? In fact, Florida awarded 39 degrees last year! The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering is $61,467.

Popularity of Industrial Engineering Degrees in the U.S.
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Careers

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

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Industrial Engineering majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Industrial Engineering majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
408
Female Students
139 (34%)
Male Students
269 (65%)

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