Top 25 Stem Colleges Terri Wattawa

More and more students are turning towards the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields for a college education. These fields provide a great foundation of training and expertise that prepare students for a job right after graduating. There are also many options for further studies within the STEM fields for those who want a Masters or even PhD. Finding the right colleges for a degree in these areas can be difficult. To help with the selection process, here are the top 25 STEM colleges in 2018.


  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT is one of the most well-recognized names in the STEM world. They have earned a reputation for being a highly selective school by only accepting around 8% of their total applicants. However, their post-graduate success is enough to convince anyone interested in STEM to apply. Only ten years after starting school, Graduates from MIT earn a median income of $94,200 per year. These statistics come from the College Scorecard database, a federal government agency. According to PayScale, graduates from MIT who have zero to five years of experience earn an impressive $81,500 on a yearly basis.

These are some impressive numbers for those looking into STEM fields. The schools below are some of the best STEM colleges to attend. A large portion of them are located in the northeastern portion of the country. Fortunately, a vast majority have a much higher acceptance rate than MIT’s 8%. There are three military options that made the list, for those who want to attend a great STEM school without shoveling out a lot of money. These schools are attended in exchange for around five years of service.


  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  1. California Institute of Technology
  1. Harvey Mudd College
  1. Johns Hopkins University
  1. United States Naval Academy
  1. United States Air Force Academy
  1. Carnegie Mellon University
  1. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  1. United States Coast Guard Academy
  1. Lehigh University
  1. University of Rochester
  1. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  1. Case Western Reserve University
  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  1. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  1. Colorado School of Mines
  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  1. University of Portland
  1. Stevens Institute of Technology
  1. University of Tulsa
  1. Stony Brook University
  1. Clarkson University
  1. Illinois Institute of Technology
  1. Drexel University
  1. Missouri University of Science and Technology