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Top Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Schools in the U.S. - 2015

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1 Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $42,660 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 3,564
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 785
Research expenditures per faculty member: $909,720
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $197,409,327
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 17.6%

2 California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $36,387 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 577
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 800
Research expenditures per faculty member: $918,113
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $84,466,405
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 14.3%

3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Tuition: Full-time: $40,460 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,818
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 783
Research expenditures per faculty member: $900,981
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $332,462,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 13.2%

4 Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,986 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,860 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 4,624
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 771
Research expenditures per faculty member: $485,600
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $241,829,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.2%

5 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $21,260 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $40,006 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 3,233
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 778
Research expenditures per faculty member: $534,104
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $188,538,900
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.9%

6 Purdue University--West Lafayette (West Lafayette, IN)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,979 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,147 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,965
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 763
Research expenditures per faculty member: $587,522
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $219,733,287
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.7%

7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $15,732 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,998 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,773
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 774
Research expenditures per faculty member: $571,122
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $220,453,475
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.3%

8 Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Tuition: Full-time: $38,620 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 564
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): N/A
Research expenditures per faculty member: $578,687
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $71,757,250
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 15.9%

9 University of Maryland: College Park (Clark) (College Park, MD)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,450 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,358 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,259
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 767
Research expenditures per faculty member: $776,575
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $179,388,838
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.0%

10 University of Texas at Austin (Cockrell) (Austin, TX)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,232 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $16,898 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,428
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 774
Research expenditures per faculty member: $650,548
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $192,562,316
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 7.6%

11 Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $29,500 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,705
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 774
Research expenditures per faculty member: $679,587
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $134,558,287
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 11.6%

12 University of Minnesota: Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $14,012 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,466 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,945
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 772
Research expenditures per faculty member: $504,903
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $104,010,186
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.8%

13 Penn State University Park (University Park, PA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $18,146 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,768 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,953
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 763
Research expenditures per faculty member: $416,140
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $137,742,570
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.8%

14 Texas A&M University--College Station (Look) (College Station, TX)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $227 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $539 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,870
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 758
Research expenditures per faculty member: $779,229
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $274,288,947
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.6%

15 University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,146 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,779 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,550
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 757
Research expenditures per faculty member: $497,761
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $78,148,562
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.6%

16 University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $13,140 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,010 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,787
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 760
Research expenditures per faculty member: $518,447
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $113,021,542
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 7.0%

17 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,048 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,497 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,336
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 755
Research expenditures per faculty member: $471,162
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $152,656,772
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.9%

18 University of California: Los Angeles (Samueli) (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,562 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $27,664 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,845
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 771
Research expenditures per faculty member: $648,254
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $100,479,387
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 14.9%

19 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $41,600 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 818
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 752
Research expenditures per faculty member: $330,519
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $50,900,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.0%

20 Iowa State University (Ames, IA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,616 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,280 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 997
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 756
Research expenditures per faculty member: $366,205
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $78,368,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.9%

21 University of California: San Diego (Jacobs) (La Jolla, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $0 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,694 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,493
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 775
Research expenditures per faculty member: $804,533
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $146,425,021
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 11.0%

22 Arizona State University (Fulton) (Tempe, AZ)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,709 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,833 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,445
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 758
Research expenditures per faculty member: $380,518
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $76,103,663
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.0%

23 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus (Columbus, OH)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,325 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,050 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,748
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 764
Research expenditures per faculty member: $528,675
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $126,882,145
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.4%

24 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,954 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,347 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,905
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 760
Research expenditures per faculty member: $252,977
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $66,280,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.4%

25 University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
Tuition: Full-time: $41,265 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 471
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 765
Research expenditures per faculty member: $392,899
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $41,254,485
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.7%

26 University of Southern California (Viterbi) (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $27,234 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 4,251
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 765
Research expenditures per faculty member: $990,839
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $168,442,795
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 10.3%

27 North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,834 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,882 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,899
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 755
Research expenditures per faculty member: $486,626
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $148,421,098
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.1%

28 University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,839 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,801 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 957
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 756
Research expenditures per faculty member: $326,723
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $57,503,293
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.5%

29 University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,087 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,211 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 962
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 744
Research expenditures per faculty member: $197,331
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $26,639,798
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

30 Air Force Institute of Technology (Wright Patterson AFB, OH)
Tuition: N/A
Total graduate engineering enrollment: N/A
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): N/A
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): N/A
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: N/A

31 University of California: Davis (Davis, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $15,271 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,373 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,252
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 758
Research expenditures per faculty member: $422,710
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $79,469,487
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 6.7%

32 University of California: Irvine (Samueli) (Irvine, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $13,321 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,423 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,200
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 766
Research expenditures per faculty member: $471,511
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $82,986,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.3%

33 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus (Piscataway, NJ)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $14,664 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,664 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 931
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 756
Research expenditures per faculty member: $334,337
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $55,500,101
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 5.1%

34 Auburn University (Ginn) (Auburn University, AL)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,290 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,870 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 834
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 737
Research expenditures per faculty member: $401,503
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $57,415,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.4%

35 Boston University (Boston, MA)
Tuition: Full-time: $40,848 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 798
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 763
Research expenditures per faculty member: $633,610
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $74,766,086
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 6.0%

36 State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,870 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,660 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,238
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 758
Research expenditures per faculty member: $412,525
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $55,691,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.1%

37 University of Tennessee: Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,494 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,636 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 916
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 759
Research expenditures per faculty member: $372,359
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $56,971,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.6%

38 University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,762 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,086 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 685
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 761
Research expenditures per faculty member: $478,011
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $62,141,496
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.6%

39 Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Tuition: Full-time: $35,690 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 606
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 743
Research expenditures per faculty member: $368,295
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $38,671,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.9%

40 Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $5,881 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,183 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,103
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 727
Research expenditures per faculty member: $200,778
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $33,529,977
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.6%

41 Old Dominion University (Batten) (Norfolk, VA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $379 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $961 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 799
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 700
Research expenditures per faculty member: $89,233
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $9,369,496
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

42 Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $1,206 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 920
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 758
Research expenditures per faculty member: $191,255
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $12,431,618
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.5%

43 University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,600 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,900 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 369
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 726
Research expenditures per faculty member: $160,538
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $17,177,576
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

44 University of Houston (Cullen) (Houston, TX)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $382 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $695 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,001
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 753
Research expenditures per faculty member: $233,998
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $28,547,855
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.6%

45 University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $314 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $734 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 628
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 733
Research expenditures per faculty member: $173,029
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $17,302,919
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.9%

46 Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Tuition: Full-time: $40,950 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 701
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 772
Research expenditures per faculty member: $301,467
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $23,213,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.6%

47 West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,432 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,052 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 689
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 721
Research expenditures per faculty member: $241,226
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $29,188,426
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.8%

48 Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $216 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $601 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 641
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 703
Research expenditures per faculty member: $900,569
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $39,625,059
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

49 George Washington University (Washington, DC)
Tuition: Full-time: $1,235 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,334
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 740
Research expenditures per faculty member: $164,215
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $12,973,020
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

50 Mississippi State University (Bagley) (Mississippi State, MS)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,740 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,560 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 608
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 730
Research expenditures per faculty member: $498,771
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $52,371,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

51 University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
Tuition: Full-time: $758 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 643
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 724
Research expenditures per faculty member: $1,648,226
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $87,356,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

52 University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $4,087 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,875 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 691
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 721
Research expenditures per faculty member: $224,976
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $28,571,983
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

53 University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,558 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,192 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,554
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 727
Research expenditures per faculty member: $277,600
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $37,476,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

54 Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour) (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: Full-time: $1,056 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,523
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 739
Research expenditures per faculty member: $265,131
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $26,778,304
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.2%

55 New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $5,004 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $17,446 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 490
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 718
Research expenditures per faculty member: $209,402
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $15,076,961
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

   


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