Top electrical engineering graduate schools in Illinois

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 Illinois | #29 in Electrical Engineering nationally

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

Economic score: 0.24

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

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Earnings: $103,078

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $25,393

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: $32,700

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

Debt to earnings: 0.32

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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Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois

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Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois

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University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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