This article features top engineering colleges in Arizona that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Arizona, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.
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|National Ranking||Arizona Top Engineering Programs|
|43||Arizona State University (Fulton) (Tempe, AZ)
Overall acceptance rate: 59.7%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 758
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,709 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,833 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,445
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%
|51||University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Overall acceptance rate: 29.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 756
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,839 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,801 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 957
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%
The population of Arizona
bout 6,400,000 people live in the state of Arizona (16th place in the USA), while the average population density is about 21.5 people per km 2 (35th place in the USA).
Arizona’s largest city is the state capital, Phoenix (Phoenix), which is home to about 1,450,000 people. Phoenix is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Other large cities of Arizona are Tucson (more than 520,000 residents), Mesa (about 440,000 residents), Chandler (more than 235,000 residents), Glendale (about 225,000 residents).
Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the US.
The largest urban agglomerations in Arizona formed around the state capital, Phoenix (about 4,200,000 people) and the second most populous city in Arizona, Tucson (almost 1,000,000 people).
The racial composition of the population of the state of Arizona:
- White – 73%
- Native Americans (Indians or Eskimos of Alaska) – 4.6%
- Blacks (African Americans) – 4.1%
- Asians – 2.8%
- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander – 0.2%
- Other races – 11.9%
- Two or more races – 3.4%
- Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 29.6%
Arizona has the third largest population of Native Americans in the US (after California and Oklahoma ).
The largest ethnic (national) groups among the population of the state of Arizona:
- Mexicans – about 26%
- Germans – about 17%
- Irish – about 11%
- English – about 10%
- Native Americans (Navajo Indians, Apaches, etc.) – about 4.6%
Arizona ranks second (after the state of Nevada) in the United States in terms of the number of illegal immigrants (mostly Mexicans). Illegals are estimated to make up about 8% of the state’s population.
The largest groups among Arizona residents in relation to religion are:
- Christians – about 74%, including:
- Protestants – 40%
- Catholics – 28%
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) – 6%
- Jews – 1.5%
- Buddhists – 1%
- Atheists – 20%