Value of Drexel

Drexel’s College of Engineering takes great pride in being ranked one of the top engineering institutions in the country. We graduate the highest number of engineers among all private US schools: one out of every 100 engineering students working in the country today holds an undergraduate degree from CoE.

Part of it is the rigor of our curriculum, which produces a robust skill set essential for today’s working engineer. Part of it is the research you’ll participate in, with over 100 renowned faculty funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, and DARPA, among many others. And part of it is our co-op program, one of the oldest and most productive in the country.

Consider the following metrics as proof of the value of a Drexel education and the investment you are about to make in your future.

Top employers for graduates

  • United States Navy
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Boeing Company
  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions
  • Comcast

Sample co-op employers

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pennoni Associates
  • Philadelphia Streets Department
  • Sunoco, Inc.
Private-sector partnerships with employer through our co-op program
Percentage of former CoE co-ops receiving an employment offer from their co-op site
Median weekly salary of paid CoE co-ops last fiscal year
Percentage of CoE graduates employed or in graduate school one-year-out
One-year-out average full-time salary for graduates
Percentage of CoE graduates satisfied with their employment
Number of ABET accredited programs in the College of Engineering
One-year-out percentage of salary above national average
Institutions we join in the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for Engineering