Choosing a College/University for Chemical Engineering

Deciding which school to attend is a major decision. Consider these factors as you compare/evaluate schools that will be a good choice for you: size, location, reputation, admission requirements, courses of study, faculty, faculty-to-student ratio, library, laboratory and other facilities, placement statistics, campus life (including extracurricular and recreational activities). As you can see from this partial list, there are many criteria to investigate.

As you explore Chemical Engineering as a major, be sure the college/university programs you are considering are accredited by ABET, which stands for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The following institutions currently offer ABET-accredited programs in Chemical Engineering. The date listed is the year the program was first accredited.

Akron, University of, Akron, OH (cooperative also) - 1970

Alabama, University of, Tuscaloosa, AL (cooperative also) - 1950

Alabama, University of, Huntsville, AL - 1986

Arizona, University of, Tucson, AZ - 1963

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - 1966

Arkansas, University of, Fayetteville, AR - 1952

Auburn University, Auburn, AL (cooperative also) - 1950

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT - 1961

Brown University, Providence, RI - 1985

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA - 1942

California, University of, Berkeley, CA (cooperative also) - 1952

California, University of, Davis, CA - 1966

California, University of, Irvine, CA - 1994

California, University of, Los Angeles, CA - 1983

California, University of, Riverside, CA - 1995

California, University of, San Diego, CA - 1985

California, University of, Santa Barbara, CA - 1968

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA - 1926

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA - 1972

California State University, Long Beach, CA - 1980

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA - 1925

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH - 1925

Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN - 1985

Cincinnati, University of, Cincinnati, OH (cooperative also) - 1925

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY - 1938

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (cooperative also) - 1959

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (cooperative also) - 1954-1963 1966

Colorado, University of, Boulder, CO - 1950

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (Chemical and Pet. Ref. Eng.) -  1956

Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO - 1981

Columbia University, New York, NY - 1925

Connecticut, University of, Storrs, CT - 1964

Cooper Union, New York, NY - 1941

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - 1936

Dayton, University of, Dayton, OH - 1969

Delaware, University of, Newark, DE - 1941

Detroit-Mercy, University of, Detroit, MI (cooperative also) - 1940-1949 1951

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (cooperative also) - 1936-1947 1949

Florida A&M University/Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL - 1987

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL - 1983

Florida, University of, Gainesville, FL - 1942

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (cooperative also) - 1938

Hampton University, Hampton, VA - 1992

Houston, University of, Houston, TX (cooperative also) - 1957

Howard University, Washington, DC (cooperative also) - 1977

Idaho, University of, Moscow, ID - 1950

Illinois, University of, Urbana, IL (cooperative also) - 1933

Illinois at Chicago, University of, Chicago, IL (cooperative also) - 1976

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL (cooperative also) - 1925

Iowa, University of, Iowa City, IA - 1926-1950 1953

Iowa State University, Ames, IA (cooperative also) - 1925

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - 1940-1968 1983

Kansas, University of, Lawrence, KS - 1949

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - 1951

Kentucky, University of, Lexington, KY - 1969

Kentucky (Extended Campus-Paducah), University of, Paducah, KY - 2001

Lafayette College, Easton, PA - 1956

Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (cooperative also) - 1958

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA - 1932-1951 1953

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - 1939

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA - 1956

Louisville, University of, Louisville, KY (five-year program, master's degree, cooperative) - 1935

Maine, University of, Orono, ME - 1950

Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY - 1964

Maryland, University of, College Park & Baltimore County (1987), MD (cooperative also) - 1942

Massachusetts, University of, Amherst, MA - 1958

Massachusetts, University of, Lowell, MA (cooperative also) - 1971

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA - 1925M

Miami University, Miami, FL - 2007

Michigan, University of, Ann Arbor, MI - 1925

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI - 1954

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI - 1947

Minnesota, University of, Minneapolis, MN - 1925

Minnesota, University of, Duluth, MN - 1990

Mississippi, University of, University, MS - 1954

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (cooperative also) - 1964

Missouri, University of, Columbia, MO - 1940

Missouri, University of, Rolla, MO - 1951

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT - 1948

Nebraska, University of, Lincoln, NE - 1954

Nevada, University of, Reno, NV - 1987

New Hampshire, University of, Durham, NH - 1964

New Haven, University of, New Haven, CT - 1995

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ (evening, cooperative also) - 1950

New Mexico, University of, Albuquerque, NM - 1976

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM - 1999

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM - 1967

New York, City College of the City University of, New York, NY - 1953

New York, State University of, Buffalo, NY - 1966

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, NC - 1991

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (cooperative also) - 1948

North Dakota, University of, Grand Forks, ND - 1939-1942 1951

Northeastern University, Boston, MA (cooperative also) - 1942

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (cooperative also) - 1947

Notre Dame, University of, Notre Dame, IN - 1949

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH - 1925

Ohio University, Athens, OH - 1963

Oklahoma, University of, Norman, OK - 1940

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK - 1950-1976 (master's degree program 1976-1986) - 1983

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - 1942

Pennsylvania, University of, Philadelphia, PA - 1936

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA - 1936

Pittsburgh, University of, Pittsburgh, PA - 1931-1965, 1967

Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY - 1925

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX - 1994

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ - 1934

Puerto Rico, Polytechnic University of, San Juan, PR - 2006

Puerto Rico, University of, Mayaguez, PR (five-year program) - 1970

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (cooperative also) - 1933

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (cooperative also) - 1925

Rhode Island, University of, Kingston, RI - 1954

Rice University, Houston, TX - 1941

Rochester, University of, Rochester, NY - 1941

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN - 1950

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ - 1999

Rutgers--The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ - 1971

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - 1966

South Alabama, University of, Mobile, AL - 1985

South Carolina, University of, Columbia, SC - 1956

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD - 1960

South Florida, University of, Tampa, FL - 1976

Southern California, University of, Los Angeles, CA - 1950-1952, 1960

Southwestern Louisiana, University of, Lafayette, LA - 1956-1963, 1967

Stanford University, Stanford, CA - 1959

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ - 1986

Stony Brook University, New York, NY - 2006

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY - 1940

Tennessee, University of, Knoxville, TN (cooperative also) - 1939

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN (cooperative also) -  1970

Texas, University of, Austin, TX (cooperative also) - 1943

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (cooperative also) - 1946

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX - 1978

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX - 1965

Toledo, University of, Toledo, OH - 1964

Tri-State University, Angola, IN (cooperative also) - 1979-1989, 1990

Trine University, Angola, IN - 1988

Tufts University, Medford, MA - 1952

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - 1954

Tulsa, University of, Tulsa, OK - 1958

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL - 1984

Utah, University of, Salt Lake City, UT - 1952

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - 1949

Villanova University, Villanova, PA - 1951

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA - 2001

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (cooperative also) - 1938

Virginia, University of, Charlottesville, VA - 1943

Washington, University of, Seattle, WA - 1926

Washington State University, Pullman, WA - 1951

Washington University, St. Louis, MO (cooperative also) - 1948

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 1950

West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV (cooperative also) - 1972

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI - 2001

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - 1948

Widener University, Chester, PA - 1985

Wisconsin-Madison, University of, Madison, WI - 1925

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA - 1942

Wyoming, University of, Laramie, WY - 1974

Yale University, New Haven, CT - 1982

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH - 1974