Business Insider Ranks Whitacre College of Engineering Among Nation's Best

The rankings are based on the amount of money graduates earn.


Business Insider recently ranked the Texas Tech University Whitacre College of Engineering among the best in the nation in terms of the amount of money its graduates earn.

Texas Tech was ranked at No. 19 in the nation among engineering schools across the U.S. based on a review of PayScale's latest College Salary Report. The PayScale report takes into account the starting and mid-career pay for more than 1 million graduates.

The PayScale report was compiled from employees who filled out the website's employee survey then divided by school, degree and college major. The rankings represent the top 27 schools where students earned at least a bachelor's degree then went on to earn the most money 10 or more years after graduation.


Texas Tech tied for 19th in the survey with an early career median pay for engineers of $67,400 and a mid-career median pay of $128,000.

"This is not a surprise to myself, our faculty or our staff," Dean Al Sacco Jr. said. "Our students continue to prove a Red Raider education is one of the best ways to provide a substantive living for you and your family. We have, and will continue to, produce tomorrow's engineering leaders today."

Texas Tech ranked eighth among public schools in the survey.

The complete list of schools reviewed by Business Insider can be found here.

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Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.

Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.

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