Top chemical engineering schools

Earnings with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering average $30,000 more per year 3 years after graduation compared to the average for all bachelor’s degrees. We ranked the top chemical engineering schools in the country to help you find the best chemical engineering programs to apply for. We use a methodology that prioritizes the long-term economic benefits of different degree programs. 

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#1 in Chemical engineering | #3 in Engineering

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Economic score: 0.26

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $6,302

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

Payback: Under 6 months

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $80,312

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $35,591

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 32%
Graduation rate: 88%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#2 in Chemical engineering | #20 in Engineering

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Economic score: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $11,496

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

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $91,744

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $41,065

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 6%
Graduation rate: 96%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#3 in Chemical engineering | #16 in Engineering

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Economic score: 0.42

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $9,789

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

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $78,263

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $33,542

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 33%
Graduation rate: 81%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#4 in Chemical engineering | #13 in Engineering

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

Economic score: 0.47

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $8,355

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

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $71,177

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $26,456

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 50%
Graduation rate: 72%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#5 in Chemical engineering | #69 in Engineering

Rice University

Houston, Texas

Economic score: 0.50

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $16,999

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

Payback: 1 year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $92,763

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $47,816

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 11%
Graduation rate: 95%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#6 in Chemical engineering | #22 in Engineering

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, Arizona

Economic score: 0.51

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $11,706

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

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $79,938

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $35,220

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 89%
Graduation rate: 67%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#7 in Chemical engineering | #10 in Engineering

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Economic score: 0.52

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $8,659

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

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $69,035

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $29,860

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 63%
Graduation rate: 53%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#8 in Chemical engineering | #4 in Engineering

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Economic score: 0.54

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $15,329

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

Payback: Under a year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $91,435

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $40,756

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 18%
Graduation rate: 93%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#9 in Chemical engineering | #41 in Engineering

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

Economic score: 0.55

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $15,880

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

Payback: 1.1 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $87,314

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $42,477

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 64%
Graduation rate: 85%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#10 in Chemical engineering | #75 in Engineering

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, Texas

Economic score: 0.56

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $19,057

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

Payback: 1.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $95,309

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $50,362

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 64%
Graduation rate: 83%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#11 in Chemical engineering | #25 in Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Economic score: 0.56

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $14,739

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

Payback: 1.1 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $83,219

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $41,326

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 22%
Graduation rate: 90%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#12 in Chemical engineering | #23 in Engineering

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Economic score: 0.58

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $15,336

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

Payback: 1.1 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $81,766

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $37,720

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 27%
Graduation rate: 93%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#13 in Chemical engineering | #73 in Engineering

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $15,465

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

Payback: 1.1 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $87,944

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $42,002

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 74%
Graduation rate: 68%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#14 in Chemical engineering | #52 in Engineering

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Economic score: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $13,322

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

Payback: 1.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $86,347

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $44,121

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 70%
Graduation rate: 85%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#15 in Chemical engineering | #164 in Engineering

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Economic score: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $14,648

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

Payback: 1.1 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $86,071

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $38,578

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 68%
Graduation rate: 61%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#16 in Chemical engineering | #43 in Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

Economic score: 0.60

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $18,023

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

Payback: 1.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $89,285

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $44,338

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 32%
Graduation rate: 81%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#17 in Chemical engineering | #68 in Engineering

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

Economic score: 0.60

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $16,173

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

Payback: 1.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $82,587

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $40,717

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 81%
Graduation rate: 61%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#18 in Chemical engineering | #63 in Engineering

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.61

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $19,432

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

Payback: 1.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $86,997

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $43,242

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 12%
Graduation rate: 94%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#19 in Chemical engineering | #100 in Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.62

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $16,458

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

Payback: 1.2 years

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $81,552

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $39,481

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 47%
Graduation rate: 81%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#20 in Chemical engineering | #98 in Engineering

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.63

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Net cost: $12,084

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

Payback: 1 year

Average time in years to pay back educational costs.

Earnings: $76,802

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $30,860

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Admission rate: 64%
Graduation rate: 51%

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% in their state are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

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