Best engineering colleges in Florida

Engineering bachelor graduates in Florida earn a weighted average salary of $82,259 3 years after graduation. This places Florida graduate earnings in the top 50% nationally. Additionally, engineering graduates earn 50% more than the total graduating bachelor class in the state.

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#1 in Florida | #2 in Engineering nationally

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Economic score 0.52

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Cost $6,275

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $87,790

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 89%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

Coming in at 3rd best-value engineering school is the University of Florida (UF), a large public research university in Gainesville in North Central Florida.  

UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is a highly respected engineering school in Florida and, as one of the largest research centers in the state, offers plenty of opportunities for undergraduate research. Apart from the usual suspects, the school offers less conventional engineering majors like coastal & oceanographic engineering and human-centered computing.  

While undergraduate admissions requirements include a minimum GPA of a C, the school notes that the average admitted applicants for its programs typically exceed this.  

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#2 in Florida | #4 in Engineering nationally

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Economic score 0.59

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Cost $6,450

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $81,750

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 84%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

Florida State University (FSU) is a large public university in Tallahassee, Florida, and a member of the State University System of Florida.  

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is the joint college of engineering between Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Students at either university can earn a degree in any of its programs, and that degree will be given by their school.  

Undergraduate majors include biomedical & chemical engineering, civil/environmental engineering, electrical & computer engineering, industrial & manufacturing engineering, and mechanical engineering.  

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#3 in Florida | #9 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 0.75

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Cost $8,722

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $84,354

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 75%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

Florida International University (FSU) is a large public university in Miami, Florida, and a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. Engineering is among the handful of majors the school is well-regarded for in the state. 

The FIU College of Engineering and Computing  offers several undergraduate degrees in engineering specializations like civil engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, but also for contemporary fields like Internet of Things (loT).  

A unique option among them is the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, which allows students to customize their learning across their specializations of interest. 

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#4 in Florida | #15 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 0.93

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Cost $9,203

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $80,035

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 77%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

The University of South Florida (USF) is a large public university in Tampa, Florida. USF’s College of Engineering, located on the main campus, spans 7 engineering disciplines: 

  • Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering 
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering 
  • Computer Science & Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Industrial & Management Systems Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Medical Engineering 

Students admitted to the College of Engineering should have a 3.6 GPA or score a 610 or higher on SAT Math (or alternatively a 26 or higher on ACT Math).

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#5 in Florida | #17 in Engineering nationally

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Economic score 0.96

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Cost $8,852

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $77,595

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 69%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

University of North Florida (UNF) is a midsized public university in Jacksonville, Florida, ideally situated a stone’s throw from the beach and downtown.  

UNF’s School of Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in advanced manufacturing engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.  

Students applying to the School of Engineering are subject to UNF general admission requirements. The mid-range GPA for the incoming Fall 2023 class was a (recalculated) GPA of 3.80-4.44.  

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#6 in Florida | #19 in Engineering nationally

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Economic score 0.99

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Cost $8,636

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $77,725

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 67%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#7 in Florida | #22 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.06

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Cost $9,949

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $80,034

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 78%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a public university in sunny Orlando, Florida and designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. UCF is a competitive school, with an acceptance rate of 41%.  

Undergraduate programs at UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science include aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, construction engineering, and many others. Some disciplines include distinct “tracks” that allow students to home in on a subdiscipline (for example, the Communication and Signal Processing Track in the Electrical Engineering degree).  

Based on the previous entering class (for an undisclosed year), the average admitted student to UCF has a (recalculated) GPA of 4.1-4.5 and SAT scores between 1270-1390.  

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#8 in Florida | #25 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.09

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Cost $8,300

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $75,659

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 60%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

The University of West Florida is a midsized public university in Pensacola, a city in the Florida Panhandle. UWF is proudly recognized as a Military Friendly School and Military Spouse Friendly School.  

UWF’s Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) offers a diverse set of undergraduate degrees to choose from. The engineering degrees available include a B.S. in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.   

Admission requirements for HMCSE include a minimum weighted GPA of 2.70 and satisfaction of the school’s ACT, SAT, or CLT minimum score requirements.  

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#9 in Florida | #54 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.32

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Cost $10,161

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $75,289

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 62%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#10 in Florida | #224 in Engineering nationally

Keiser University, Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Economic score 2.53

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Cost $35,843

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $76,390

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 56%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#11 in Florida | #291 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 3.44

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Cost $28,552

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $80,404

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 63%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#12 in Florida | #298 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 3.64

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Cost $8,900

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $52,501

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 51%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#13 in Florida | #319 in Engineering nationally

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

Economic score 4.19

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Cost $34,625

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $77,959

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 82%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#14 in Florida | #322 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 4.40

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Cost $37,975

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $82,586

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 65%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida

Economic score 8.53

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Cost $29,777

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $55,124

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 49%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.