Top electrical engineering graduate schools

Three years after graduation, the average master’s in electrical engineering salary is $25,673 more than a bachelor’s. A master’s in electrical engineering is also an opportunity to specialize and accelerate career advancement. Explore below the best electrical engineering graduate schools, ranked according to our data-driven methodology.

Our master’s in electrical engineering rankings cover 52 of the 179 universities available, accounting for 61% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $104,494.

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#1 in Electrical Engineering | #5 in Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.07

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: $183,153

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $77,192

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: $20,750

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

Debt to earnings: 0.11

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 Electrical Engineering | #13 in Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

Economic score: 0.15

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: $131,523

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $30,766

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: $26,302

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

Debt to earnings: 0.20

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 Electrical Engineering | #14 in Engineering

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

Economic score: 0.16

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: $116,606

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,201

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: $19,995

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

Debt to earnings: 0.17

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.

#4 in Electrical Engineering | #52 in Engineering

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Economic score: 0.18

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: $157,500

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $43,448

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: $39,449

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

Debt to earnings: 0.25

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.

#5 in Electrical Engineering | #59 in Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Economic score: 0.19

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: $106,452

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,723

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: $20,802

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

Debt to earnings: 0.20

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.

#6 in Electrical Engineering | #19 in Engineering

University of Michigan, Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan

Economic score: 0.19

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: $121,452

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,817

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: $26,187

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

Debt to earnings: 0.22

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.

#7 in Electrical Engineering | #25 in Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.19

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: $113,392

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,246

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: $23,408

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

Debt to earnings: 0.21

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.

#8 in Electrical Engineering | #24 in Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.20

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: $100,317

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,121

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: $19,974

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

Debt to earnings: 0.20

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.

#9 in Electrical Engineering | #45 in Engineering

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

Economic score: 0.22

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: $100,013

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,562

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: $22,891

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

Debt to earnings: 0.23

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.

#10 in Electrical Engineering | #16 in Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.22

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: $113,831

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,489

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: $26,542

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

Debt to earnings: 0.23

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.

#11 in Electrical Engineering | #36 in Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.24

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: $87,226

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,340

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: 0.24

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.

#12 in Electrical Engineering | #50 in Engineering

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Economic score: 0.25

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: $85,017

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $15,647

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: $18,135

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

Debt to earnings: 0.21

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.

#13 in Electrical Engineering | #77 in Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.25

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: $93,625

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $691

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: $23,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.25

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.

#14 in Electrical Engineering | #38 in Engineering

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Economic score: 0.27

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: $96,948

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,522

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: $26,393

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

Debt to earnings: 0.27

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.

#15 in Electrical Engineering | #22 in Engineering

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California

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: $113,628

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,422

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: $33,187

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

Debt to earnings: 0.29

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.

#16 in Electrical Engineering | #42 in Engineering

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas

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: $97,326

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,289

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: $26,756

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

Debt to earnings: 0.27

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.

#17 in Electrical Engineering | #53 in Engineering

Ohio University, Main

Athens, Ohio

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: $107,357

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $281

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: $30,647

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

Debt to earnings: 0.29

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.

#18 in Electrical Engineering | #65 in Engineering

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Economic score: 0.29

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: $121,695

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,274

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: $37,106

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

Debt to earnings: 0.30

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.

#19 in Electrical Engineering | #61 in Engineering

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Economic score: 0.29

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: $98,185

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,351

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: $28,097

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

Debt to earnings: 0.29

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.

#20 in Electrical Engineering | #47 in Engineering

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

Economic score: 0.29

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: $77,213

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,986

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: $20,492

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

Debt to earnings: 0.27

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

Years

Under 6 months

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

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

Salary

$104,494

The median master's degree in electrical engineering graduate earns $104,494 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$20,682

The average annual cost of a master's degree in electrical engineering is $20,682. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.