Transportation and Highway Engineering
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Transportation and highway engineering is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems for the physical movement of people, materials and information, including general network design and planning, facilities planning, site evaluation, transportation management systems, needs projections and analysis, and analysis of costs.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in transportation and highway engineering at each level last year.
050100150Associate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeMaster's DegreeResearch Doctorate
People with this degree have gone on to work in these careers
Architectural and Engineering ManagersCivil EngineersPostsecondary Engineering Teachers
undefined majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all transportation and highway engineering graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 94% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 68% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in transportation and highway engineering earned in the last academic year, 28% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 74% of other programs.
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Employment
All of the following employment data applies to people holding a bachelor's degree in transportation and highway engineering.
Context: Self Employed Workers
About NaN% of workers who earned a bachelor's in transportation and highway engineering are self-employed.
Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Transportation and Highway Engineering doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$58K$68K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KMaster's DegreeBachelor's Degree
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$24K$26K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KMaster's DegreeBachelor's Degree
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

Another way to explore careers is to see what people who earned a bachelor's degree in this field are actually doing. Check this out in the next section.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Civil Engineers
$0$200K$87K
326,800
6.3%
28,300
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$0$200K$141K
192,500
2.8%
14,600
Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$0$200K$102K
47,500
11.2%
4,700
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer transportation and highway engineering degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Catholic University of America
DC
3,492
13.3
$36,080
89%
70%
Gateway Technical College
WI
4,061
16.7
$7,311
47%
44%
Illinois Institute of Technology
IL
2,788
17.2
$25,814
89%
73%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA
4,522
8.3
$18,971
96%
93%
New Jersey Institute of Technology
NJ
7,270
21.5
$17,855
80%
74%
New York University
NY
28,733
16.3
$39,935
86%
84%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona
PA
3,484
17.0
$21,947
82%
65%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
NY
6,768
17.3
$39,308
96%
83%
University of California - Davis
CA
29,560
20.2
$15,724
86%
85%
University of Southern California
CA
19,902
18.7
$36,161
89%
91%
University of Washington - Seattle Campus
WA
34,098
26.2
$9,765
85%
82%
Western New England University
MA
2,784
14.9
$30,319
85%
59%
Graduate program details
Explore transportation and highway engineering graduate program details

Many schools provide information to Peterson's about their graduate programs, and Ididio has licensed that data to share with you. The data is reported by program name and subject, and we have worked to match that data with the standard "CIP" titles that are the basis of these program pages. Please be aware that only a subset of all possible graduate programs share the details about financial support and admissions numbers with Peterson's. To see a complete list of schools who have graduated students with this degree, the previous section is much more reliable; however, this is a great place to look for a hint of schools that may offer financial support. You can see more details about each school's graduate programs in the Programs Offered section within that school's Ididio page.

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Program
State
Total applicants
Percentage Admitted
Application Fee
Grad students with aid
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Program in Transportation Engineering (Master of Engineering, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy)
NY
10
20%
$75
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Graduate
Gender
Men
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Race/Origin
White
Minority
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