Top Metro Areas With Highest Growth of Engineering Graduates

by Josh Bays, on Mar 18, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The demand for trained engineers across a variety of disciplines is high. engineering2_smTherefore, the country needs post-secondary institutions to train future engineers at a rate that keeps up with demand. An integral part of establishing new campuses for engineering programs is understanding graduation trends.

“In a time when the United States is making a conscious effort to focus on STEM education, the demand for engineers will continue to increase. We have also seen a rise in companies that need qualified engineering talent from well-developed programs,” said Josh Bays, Principal, Site Selection Group.

Site Selection Group, a full service location advisory firm, identified the metro areas that experienced the greatest growth in engineering graduates from 2013-2014. 

Top 15 Metro Areas with Highest Growth of Engineering Graduates

MSAAbsolute Change% Change
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 405 5.7%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 10.2%
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 269 6.6%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 262 4.1%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 242 7.8%
Salinas, CA 226 44.8%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 205 12.4%
State College, PA 203 10.2%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 201 17.0%
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 178 15.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 167 31.0%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 148 12.5%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 146 5.2%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 133 15.1%
Rolla, MO 133 10.6%





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