List of Naval Engineering Colleges and Schools in the U.S.

Naval engineers typically enter the occupation with the minimum of a bachelor's degree. Naval engineering degree programs are often offered through a school's mechanical engineering department.

10 Schools with Naval Engineering Programs

These schools offer naval engineering and/or naval architecture programs at various degree levels:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)*
University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI 4-year, Public Bachelor's $10,415 (in-state); $$29,665 (out-of-state)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate $13,856 (in-state); $43,476 (out-of-state)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Graduate Certificate $12,485 (in-state); $29,129 (out-of-state)
University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate $8,004 (in-state); $21,821 (out-of-state)
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ 4-year, Private Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate $47,190
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD 4-year, Public Bachelor's Covered by the U.S. Government
SUNY Maritime College Throggs Neck, NY 4-year, Public Bachelor's $7,809 (in-state); $17,659 (out-of-state)
Texas A & M University - College Station College Station, TX 4-year, Public Bachelor's $10,176 (in-state); $28,768 (out-of-state)
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, MA 4-year, Public Bachelor's $7,630 (in-state); $23,436 (out-of-state)
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's $1,107

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Consider the following when looking for naval engineering schools:

  • Students should ensure that their school of choice is accredited by ABET, Inc., formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • Prospective naval engineers should consider the possibility of attending US Navy schools; tuition is often covered by the government in exchange for a determined period of service.
  • Students should prioritize schools that focus on the mathematics and science of design.
  • Students should research a school's reputation and position in published school rankings.

Naval engineering programs are offered at various schools as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees as well as graduate certificates. Some students may consider training at Navy schools, which offer quality training and subsidized education in exchange for military service.

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