Best engineering graduate schools in Colorado

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 Colorado | #80 in Engineering nationally

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

Economic score: 0.29

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

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Earnings: $95,762

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $20,029

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)

Debt: $35,685

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

Debt to earnings: 0.37

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Colorado | #81 in Engineering nationally

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

Economic score: 0.30

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

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Earnings: $84,240

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,507

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)

Debt: $28,246

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

Debt to earnings: 0.34

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Colorado | #107 in Engineering nationally

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

Economic score: 0.38

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

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Earnings: $81,708

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,975

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)

Debt: $33,614

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

Debt to earnings: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Colorado | #121 in Engineering nationally

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, Colorado

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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Earnings: $76,913

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,180

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)

Debt: $32,776

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

Debt to earnings: 0.43

Calculated by dividing the debt 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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Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

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