UC Riverside engineering ranked in top 30 for salary potential

Bourns College ranks #30 in PayScale's ranking of 415 engineering programs across the nation

August 28, 2019
Author: Holly Ober
August 28, 2019

What’s the value of an engineering degree from UC Riverside? About $73,000 early in your career and $138,000 later on, according to PayScale, a company that helps employers and workers understand the right pay for every position. 

This landed UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering the No. 30 spot in PayScale’s 2019-20 ranking of 415 engineering programs across the nation.

Students who receive financial aid and live off campus see the highest return on investment for their UC Riverside engineering education. For these students, UC Riverside is in PayScale’s top 10, coming in at No. 9.

“The value of an education is an important metric by which to be measured, and we are honored to be a top engineering college in this area,” said Bourns Dean Christopher S. Lynch. “Our dedicated faculty, multidisciplinary research opportunities, and student-led organizations prepare our alumni for a lifetime of success.”

PayScale’s College Salary Report is based on a comprehensive database that uses the self-reported salary of 3.5 million respondents, representing alumni from more than 4,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. The report provides an idea of salaries at various career stages and is intended to help prospective students estimate their income at midcareer based on their major and the college they attended. 

Stanford University, Marietta College, and Harvey Mudd College occupied the top three engineering spots, respectively.