Best Graduate Computer Engineering Programs

Ranked in 2018, part of Best Engineering Schools

For future software developers, software engineers or programmers, a graduate degree in computer engineering combines training in electrical engineering and computer science. These are the top schools for computer engineering. Each school's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics at peer institutions.

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Rankings Overall Engineering School Program Data
Rank School name Score Tuition Total graduate engineering enrollment Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students) Engineering school research expenditures (2017 fiscal year) Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering Peer assessment score (out of 5) Ph.D.s granted Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) Research expenditures per faculty member (2017 fiscal year)
#1
Overall Score:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Cambridge, MA

4.9 $49,580 per year (full-time) 3,126
#2
Overall Score:
University of California—​Berkeley 

Berkeley, CA

4.8 $11,502 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,604 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,264
#3
Overall Score:
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign 

Urbana, IL

4.7 N/A 4,096
#4Tie
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Carnegie Mellon University 

Pittsburgh, PA

4.6 $43,000 per year (full-time) 4,050
#4Tie
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Georgia Institute of Technology 

Atlanta, GA

4.6 $13,968 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,568 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 11,186
#6
Overall Score:
University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor 

Ann Arbor, MI

4.5 $25,472 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,894 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,687
#7Tie
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California Institute of Technology 

Pasadena, CA

4.3 N/A 574
#7Tie
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University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) 

Austin, TX

4.3 $10,146 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,570 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,308
#9Tie
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Cornell University 

Ithaca, NY

4.2 $29,500 per year (full-time) 2,222
#9Tie
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Purdue University—​West Lafayette 

West Lafayette, IN

4.2 $10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,792
#9Tie
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University of Washington 

Seattle, WA

4.2 $17,424 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,059 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,444