Best engineering graduate schools in Alabama

A master's degree in engineering is your ticket to faster career advancement or leadership and research roles in an engineering firm or government organization. Taking 1-2 years to complete, this degree can lead to anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000 more in annual earnings compared to the bachelor’s degree in engineering. Explore the best engineering masters programs below.

Our master’s in engineering rankings cover 143 of the 290 universities available, accounting for 85% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $93,141.

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#1 in Alabama | #32 in Engineering nationally

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

Economic score: 0.28

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $77,528

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,160

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.26

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Alabama | #87 in Engineering nationally

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

Economic score: 0.38

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $90,200

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,178

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $34,166

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.38

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Alabama | #124 in Engineering nationally

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama

Economic score: 0.66

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $69,533

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $16,558

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $37,074

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.53

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

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University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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How long does it take to pay down debt in engineering in Alabama?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in engineering is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in engineering earn in Alabama?

Salary

$86,080

The median master's degree in engineering graduate earns $86,080 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in engineering cost in Alabama?

Net cost

$24,018

The average annual cost of a master's degree in engineering is $24,018. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.