Best Engineering Schools in Florida

This article features top engineering colleges in Florida 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 Florida, 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.

Best Engineering Schools in Florida

National Ranking Florida Top Engineering Programs
36 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 41.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 760
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,954 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,347 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,905
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%
73 University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 45.1%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 712
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $352 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,145 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,309
Research expenditures per faculty member: $630,860
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $75,072,433
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.8%
102 Florida A&M University – Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 49.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 726
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $373 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $1,005 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 287
Research expenditures per faculty member: $189,324
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $14,010,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.4%
113 University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 47.2%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 724
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,640 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,760 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 791
Research expenditures per faculty member: $268,653
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $28,477,226
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.0%
125 University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 48.8%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 707
Tuition: Full-time: $1,600 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 253
Research expenditures per faculty member: $115,985
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $5,799,250
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.7%
153 Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 42.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 667
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $343 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $997 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 303
Research expenditures per faculty member: $100,847
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $6,857,607
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
154 Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 61.0%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 680
Tuition: Full-time: $1,090 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 655
Research expenditures per faculty member: $57,888
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $4,052,179
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
155 Florida International University (Miami, FL)
Overall acceptance rate: 52.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 662
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,598 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,696 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 839
Research expenditures per faculty member: $239,365
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $21,303,487
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

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