50 Best STEM Schools in the U.S.

Learn.org has compiled a list of the top STEM colleges and universities in the nation. Continue reading to learn about the degree programs offered at these schools as well as the features that make them stand out from the crowd.

Getting a STEM education means you're preparing for a world where innovation and new technologies are key. From a practical standpoint, STEM degrees can lead to high paying jobs in many growing industries, and they have become increasingly desirable, even when compared to business degrees, nursing degrees, and education degrees, all of which can result in above-average job prospects.

For this ranking we looked at the STEM programs available at schools across the nation and selected the top 50 schools to profile. The schools on the list have sizable research funding, opportunities for undergraduate research, and robust programs in some or all of the four STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math. Additionally these programs are affordable and accessible to a wide range of prospective students. In order to create this list, we combined these factors along with several data points from the U.S. Department of Education. Learn.org's rankings are unique in that they emphasize accessibility, affordability, and quality of education, which we considered the most important attributes in our ranking lists.

1. Colorado School of Mines

Claiming the top spot on our list of best STEM schools is the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. This college proudly offers degree programs entirely focused on engineering, math, science, and technology and features an expansive laboratory network to provide you with real experience in addition to rigorous classroom studies. Colorado School of Mines partners with a variety of government research labs and industries, allowing you to be a part of cutting-edge research and new technology innovations. Some of this school's standout research facilities include a nuclear science and engineering center, an ultra-fast science research lab, and an advanced mechanics lab. You'll find degrees here in all STEM fields, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including these options:

  • Applied math
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Data science
  • Earth resources development
  • Advanced energy systems

2. Michigan Technological University

At Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, the emphasis is on hard work, and you'll find yourself immersed in technological research, inventions, coding opportunities, and testing of new technologies. Research begins in your first year at the university, and you'll find a variety of opportunities to collaborate with your peers on STEM projects and access the resources you need to develop your own projects. The university boasts nearly 300 thousand square feet of research lab space along with 18 research centers or institutes. At Michigan Tech, you can choose from 120 graduate and undergraduate programs primarily focused on STEM fields, such as bioinformatics, geophysics, materials science and engineering, systems engineering, chemistry, geology, and mathematical sciences.

3. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

No waiting is required at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where you'll be able to start taking courses right away in one of the 19 STEM fields offered here. Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. programs are all offered here in such fields as:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Geological engineering
  • Computational sciences and robotics
  • Physics
  • Nanoscience

Outside of the classroom, you can expand your knowledge in STEM fields through student organizations like the 3-D Printing Club, Aero Design, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Association for Women Geoscientists, and Cyber Defense Team. SD Mines offers a collaborative approach to research, so you'll find yourself working alongside your peers, faculty, and industry experts to study topics like live cell imaging, flying robots, and earthquake detection.

4. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Based in Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology was among the first universities west of the Mississippi to focus on technology and science. Here, you'll find diverse education offerings, ranging from liberal arts and business to military science, physical science, engineering, computing, and biological sciences. The university emphasizes research in all of its degree programs, focusing on four signature areas labeled as:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced materials for sustainable infrastructure
  • Enabling materials for extreme environments
  • Smart living

You'll have access to numerous research centers, where you'll work side by side with students from all degree fields offered here and learn from instructors in fields outside of your major. Missouri S & T offers cutting-edge labs for your use, such as a nuclear reactor, experimental mine, and mobile diagnostic facility.

5. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Known as the Global Environmental College of New York, SUNY ESF emphasizes a commitment to tackling environmental issues with sustainable solutions. You can participate in research in one of the many real-world labs operated by SUNY ESF on campus or on the 25,000 acres of field research sites located across the state of New York. You'll find a variety of STEM degree options here, at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, including:

  • Environmental physiology
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Ecology
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Aquatic science
  • Wildlife science

This college also offers a wealth of study abroad programs, including an exchange program with Munich University of Applied Sciences and a faculty-led tropical ecology course in Ecuador.

6. Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Known as Montana's premier STEM university, Montana Tech stands out for its commitment to the study of science, technology, and engineering, as well as its programs in math and computer science. The university is one of two colleges in the nation to provide an undergraduate degree in geophysical engineering and among a select few that offer bachelor's programs in petroleum, metallurgical, and mining engineering. You'll get both a theoretical and practical education at this university, through classroom learning and hands-on research opportunities with faculty, through summer research projects or at the campus-based Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. Montana Tech's School of Mines and Engineering features such research projects as a lunar robotics project, a pit boat project, and a power grid project.

7. Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech ranks among our top ten STEM schools for its nationally recognized programs emphasizing technology and science and its focus on experiential learning. The university is home to the largest cooperative education program in the nation and is completely voluntary, allowing you to earn money, build your resume, and enhance your skills while you earn your degree. Georgia Tech is known for its extensive amount of research conducted on an annual basis. You'll have access to numerous interdisciplinary research institutes and centers here and will be encouraged to seek out research projects starting in your first year. Undergraduate and graduate program options span the range of STEM fields, including algorithms, analytics, biomedical engineering, computational data analysis, human-centered computing, medical physics, and robotics.

8. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Offering a computing intensive educational focus, New Jersey Institute of Technology is home to 126 degree options, including STEM fields, design, business and more. In addition to a focus on research in STEM, NJIT emphasizes interdisciplinary research in design and arts in order for you to be competitive in the real world. You'll find a variety of research and innovation programs for undergraduates as well as contests and challenges to showcase your work. Outside of the classroom, you can choose from numerous student clubs, including a Biomedical Engineering Society, Graduate Student Math Club, Innovation Acceleration Club, a Solar Car Team, and Women in Computing Society.

9. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology emphasizes science and engineering in all its programs, and offers a rigorous curriculum requiring all students to take courses in physics, calculus, and chemistry. Degree options include chemistry, math, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, hydrology, and earth science. This university, based in the Rio Grande Valley, merges research and teaching into a single focus, so you'll be able to perform research with faculty and peers, and have the opportunity to author technical papers or showcase your work at conferences while earning your degree. You'll also complete a capstone project before you graduate or participate in a senior design clinic if you enroll in an engineering program.

10. Arizona State University - Polytechnic

Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus in Mesa offers technology and science programs in areas like biological sciences, applied math, applied quantitative science, robotics engineering, exploratory math, and more. The campus boasts such unique features as an algae lab, flight simulator, and solar farm. If you're enrolling as an engineering student here, you'll get a chance to meet fellow students and faculty before starting your classes through the engineering school's E2 Experience. The university is committed to providing research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, offering an undergrad research initiative as well as a variety of research projects with faculty and post-doctoral students.

11. University of California - Merced

A newer university, founded in 2005, UC Merced proudly emphasizes advanced research in areas like antibiotic resistance, water quality, solar energy, and engineering. You'll find research centers here devoted to STEM fields, including the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, UC Water, and UC Solar. You'll jump right in to scientific research at this university, starting in your first year of college, and you can showcase your work at annual events like Research Week or the Innovate to Grow Expo. The university has two schools here that encompass STEM fields: the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Engineering. Programs in these schools include:

  • Applied mathematical sciences
  • Bioscience
  • Physics
  • Chemical biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Computer science
  • Environmental systems
  • Mechanical engineering

12. Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks is home to Berks County's only engineering programs. The Berks campus of Penn State exclusively offers undergraduate programs, including the following STEM bachelor's degree options:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Biology
  • Electro-mechanical engineering technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Science
  • Info sciences and technology

A newly renovated science building offers cutting-edge classrooms and labs to enhance your learning experience, and you'll find numerous opportunities for research at this university, including faculty-led research projects and programs available through the school's Human Movement Research Center and Berks Learning Factory.

13. Binghamton University

A SUNY school, Binghamton University stands out for its robust research programs in science and engineering. You'll find a freshman immersion program that lets you participate in STEM research for your entire first year in areas like smart energy, biomedical anthropology, and digital forensics. The university's Watson School is home to a variety of STEM programs, including:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Materials science
  • Systems science and industrial engineering
  • Computer science

At Binghamton, you will expand your knowledge by working with industry partners or participating in class projects. You can also compete with your fellow students in the school's Watson Competes! Program.

14. Florida Polytechnic University

This STEM university is committed to creating innovative technology solutions and advancing the study of applied sciences and engineering. The programs you'll find at Florida Polytechnic University are influenced by industry experts and focused on experiential learning, ensuring that you'll be up to speed on modern technology when you enter the workforce. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer science, computer engineering, data science, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. State-of-the-art buildings enhance your learning experience, offering innovation labs, classrooms with interactive technology, an all-digital library, and a cloud-based network.

15. University of California - San Diego

At the UC San Diego, four of the top five undergraduate majors (by student population) are in STEM fields, including chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering, and math. Other STEM programs here can be found in bioengineering, biological sciences, biochemistry, data science, mechanical and aerospace engineering, nanoengineering, physics, and structural engineering. The university is also home to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which offers earth and marine sciences programs and research opportunities. The university is a major research enterprise, offering undergraduate research options, a faculty mentor program, a summer research experience, and numerous research initiatives.

16. Bradley University

Peoria, IL's, Bradley University offers more than 185 educational programs, including programs in technology, science, and engineering. Here you'll find the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, home to programs in electrical engineering, civil engineering, construction, industrial and manufacturing engineering and technology, and computer engineering. In addition to these ABET-accredited programs, you'll have access to internship opportunities and practical experiences, along with engaging and small learning environments. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences features programs in physics, math, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and computer science. You can partner with faculty through mentoring or research opportunities or advance your global knowledge through a global scholars program.

17. University of Maryland - Baltimore County

An innovative university, UMBC offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, with a focus on science and engineering in its graduate programs. You can choose from STEM programs based out of two colleges: the College of Engineering and Information Technology and the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS). The CNMS strives to offer cutting-edge education in STEM fields like naval science, biochemistry, math, and physics. Research in the engineering program features collaborations with government research agencies and several research centers focused on cybersecurity, advanced sensor technology, and more.

18. Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Tech originated as an experiment in a former assembly plant run by Henry and Edsel Ford and carries on that tradition by providing students with the education and experiences they need to produce and develop cutting-edge tools and designs in the workplace. At this university, you'll find programs in such STEM fields as:

  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Energy engineering
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics engineering

The university is home to an electric motorcycle racing team and offers a variety of STEM-related clubs like a local chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

19. Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

Based in the Central Coast area of California, Cal Poly stands out for its focus on hands-on learning and collaboration with private companies to encourage student research opportunities, including research in STEM fields, both in the classroom and in real-world settings. At Cal Poly, you can participate in a student research competition or work with faculty in several research centers, including the Coastal Resources Institute, Electric Power Institute and Center for Applications in Biotechnology. STEM majors and graduate programs are abundant here and include degrees in biomedical engineering, animal science, environmental engineering, math, materials engineering, and microbiology.

20. SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College emphasizes education for the global marine transportation industry and is home to 5 engineering programs accredited by ABET as well as undergraduate programs in marine environmental science, maritime studies, and marine technology. You'll get hands-on learning in your selected STEM field at this college, which requires you to choose from participating in internships or earning your Coast Guard license as part of your degree plan. Outside of the classroom, you can enhance your learning through student organizations like the Coding Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Maritime Society of Automotive Engineers, and Naval Design Club.

21. University of Illinois at Springfield

Some of the University of Illinois at Springfield's most popular programs are in STEM fields, including undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science and undergraduate programs in biology. You can also find programs in biochemistry, chemistry, data analytics, environmental sciences, medical lab science, math, and epidemiology. The university encourages its students to pursue research opportunities with faculty members and offers a variety of ways for you to showcase your research efforts, including a student symposium.

22. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

As a completely STEM-focused university since it originated more than 90 years ago, Embry-Riddle offers a wealth of tools and training opportunities for you to advance your STEM education. You'll find an abundance of innovative and state-of-the-art labs at the newly opened STEM Education Center, including the Space Grant Lab, Energy and Thermo-Fluids Lab, and the LIGO Optics Lab. You'll have access to a variety of facilities that encourage your educational growth, such as the King Engineering and Technology Center, an observatory, a security and intelligence studies center, and the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building.

23. Clemson University

Clemson University is a highly selective university focused on cutting-edge research in numerous fields, including STEM fields, and stands out for the 19 major research projects it's been awarded since 2015. Biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, genetics, human-centered computing, hydrogeology, photonic technology, and physics are just a few of the STEM fields of study you can choose from at Clemson. In addition to research opportunities starting at the undergraduate level, you can hone your experiences through mentoring programs, cooperative education, internships, and living-learning communities.

24. University of Wisconsin - Platteville

University of Wisconsin - Platteville's focus on STEM programs began 150 years ago through its nationally recognized engineering program. The university's College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science combines classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and through internships and research projects. In fact, you'll be required to participate in undergraduate research in order to earn your degree. You'll find opportunities to study a variety of STEM topics here, including such undergraduate focus areas as:

  • Physics
  • Earth and space science
  • Analytic chemistry
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Computer engineering
  • Actuarial science
  • Robotics

25. Dakota State University

Based in Madison, South Dakota, Dakota State University boasts a technologically advanced campus with programs that focus on computer technology and similar fields. Originally founded as a teacher's college, the university continues to provide teacher education that emphasizes computer technology. You'll find that technology plays a key role in the classroom, no matter the major you choose, and you can choose a minor in computer info systems to further enhance your education. Degrees at this university include computer game design, computer science, cyber intelligence, digital design, math for info systems, and physical science.

26. Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston, proudly offers a learn by doing approach to education featuring co-op experiences, learning projects, internships, and service learning projects. Programs at this school are primarily focused in STEM fields and are presented in a collaborative format with an emphasis on projects and teams made up of students from different fields of study. You'll need to complete two cooperative education semesters as part of your graduation requirements and can find opportunities to study in a STEM field in international locations through the Institute's robust study abroad program.

27. University of Central Missouri

From bioinformatics to cybersecurity and medical lab science to technology management, the University of Central Missouri offers a wide variety of STEM programs to students at its Warrensburg campus. The university's College of Health, Science, and Technology offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in STEM fields led by faculty who maintain a high level of lab and research activity to provide you with a strong foundation in your selected field. Outside the classroom, you can find more than 200 student clubs, including STEM-based academic clubs like a computer info systems club, automotive and engineering societies.

28. Central College

Renowned for its STEM programs, this Pella, Iowa, based college is committed to encouraging responsible citizenship in its students through community service efforts, residential living requirements, and sustainability education. You'll find STEM programs covering biology, biochemistry, actuarial science, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, math, physics, and more. If you're considering a global education, you'll find plenty of study abroad opportunities, including faculty-led research projects, ecology courses in Costa Rica, and math programs in Budapest.

29. Rivier University

Based in Nashua, NH, Rivier University is a Catholic liberal arts university offering an array of STEM programs, state-of-the-art labs, field study opportunities, and research projects. The university's biology department offers biology and biotechnology programs where you can utilize simulations and microbial identification systems to enhance your education. You can find graduate-level computer science programs and undergrad programs in math that feature hands-on learning opportunities and state-of-the-art software systems and database management systems. Research plays a key role in your education at Rivier University, and you'll be able to work alongside faculty members on a variety of research projects, including potential opportunities to present your research through presentations and journals.

30. SUNY Polytechnic Institute

With campuses in Albany and Utica, SUNY Polytechnic Institute is featured on our list because of its emphasis on emerging fields of study and STEM-focused degree options. SUNY Polytechnic offers nanobioscience, nanoscale engineering, and nanoscale science programs at its Albany campus and programs in applied computing, applied math, biology, engineering, computer and info science, cybersecurity, and more at its Utica campus. You'll find extensive research options here, including options for undergraduates, through scholarship, inter-campus, and visiting research programs. A summer research program is also available.

31. University of Minnesota - Duluth

The Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota is home to Swenson College of Science and Engineering, which offers a robust array of STEM programs. The largest college on the Duluth campus, Swenson has programs in biochemistry, biology, math, physics, astronomy, chemistry, Earth science, and statistics as well as four engineering disciplines and a computer science program. You'll have access to the Geospatial Analysis Center, Advanced Materials Center, and Large Lakes Observatory here as well as a graduate engineering program on the Iron Range of Minnesota.

32. University of California - Irvine

Known as Orange County's innovation hub, UC Irvine offers STEM programs in biological sciences, engineering, computer and info science, and physical sciences. The university is home to a globally recognized biological science program and an engineering program that utilizes partnerships with government and industry research labs. You'll also find info and computer science programs emphasizing cutting-edge technology and collaborative research efforts as well as a physical sciences program that features two Nobel Prize winners.

33. University of Maryland - College Park

The University of Maryland in College Park, near Washington, D.C., stands out for its research and innovation efforts and extensive array of STEM programs. The university has numerous partnerships with government research labs and performs research in areas like cybersecurity, bioengineering, and climate change. You can find degrees in aerospace engineering, scientific computation, biophysics, molecular genetics, biostatistics, and neuroscience, to name just a few. Opportunities at this university include the First Year Innovation and Research Experience and the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

34. Southern Arkansas University

Southern Arkansas University, in Magnolia, makes our list of best STEM schools because of its focus on creating new programs to align with emerging career fields in technological and scientific areas. Some of the university's recent program additions include cybersecurity and welding engineering technology. The university boasts a strong engineering program with ties to regional businesses and a new, cutting-edge science facility to promote research and practical experience opportunities. You'll find a variety of scholarships available through the College of Science and Engineering, including awards for female engineering and technology students.

35. Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Texas A&M University in Kingsville is home to the Dotterweich College of Engineering, where about 35% of the university's students are enrolled. In this college, you can choose from 20 undergraduate and graduate programs in areas like natural gas engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, and industrial technology management. The university has partnerships with government agencies and local industries, many of which fund faculty research projects, as well as a variety of research institutes to enhance your STEM education.

36. Cal Poly - Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona combines the latest technology and practical learning experiences with classroom learning to prepare you for a high-tech workplace. Your STEM education at this university will include a focus on hands-on learning through lab work, student clubs, projects, and internships. You can work alongside industry experts performing research or explore your own ideas in the Student Innovation Idea Lab. Cal Poly Pomona features a Cal-Bridge Scholar program, which provides opportunities for eligible undergraduates to enter a Ph.D. program in a STEM field like physics or astronomy.

37. University of Michigan - Dearborn

We're highlighting the University of Michigan - Dearborn because of its project-based approach to learning offered in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and its partnerships with regional industries. You can participate in internships with industry partners or compete on a sponsored team in addition to performing research with industry leaders. The engineering and computer science college features a Student Projects and Engineering Fabrication Center. You'll also find an engineering honors program that provides more opportunities for research, internships, and competitions.

38. Marietta College

Marietta College, in Ohio, offers STEM programs focused on the natural sciences, including biological sciences, environmental science, and chemistry. At this college, you can find an active chemistry and biochemistry department with programs that feature research options in your third and fourth years of undergraduate study. You'll have the freedom to use departmental research instruments during a first-year lab techniques course as well as the resources provided by the state-of-the-art science complex built in 2003. If you choose biology or environmental science programs, you'll find options to explore new research areas and learn from faculty in small, interactive classroom settings.

39. University of Massachusetts - Lowell

The University of Massachusetts at Lowell brings STEM concepts to life through a variety of experiential learning options, including undergraduate research, internships, service learning projects, and co-operative experiences. You'll find a wide variety of STEM degrees in the university's engineering, science, and health science colleges, including the following:

  • Applied math
  • Biological engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cheminformatics
  • Computer engineering
  • Nanomaterials engineering
  • Physics

Some experiential learning options you can explore while earning your degree here include an assistive technology program, design-build-fly team, rocketry club, prototype competitions, and living-learning communities.

40. CUNY City College

CUNY City College stands out for its research opportunities available to undergraduate students, offering the largest research program in New York City. The college is the leader among schools in the CUNY network for research funding and houses 19 research centers. As a STEM student at CUNY City College, you'll have opportunities to participate in research projects related to mobile robots and ultrafast quantum computing or explore projects in nanotechnology, structural biology, and remote sensing.

41. Xavier University of Louisiana

As a STEM student at Xavier University, in New Orleans, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students from all fields of study, perform research, and help the community through service learning projects. The Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Xavier University is the largest division at the university and offers many of the university's STEM programs along with the Division of Biological and Applied Health Sciences, which features expert faculty members who include students in field experiences and lab research. Program options in STEM at Xavier are found at the undergraduate level and include degrees in the following fields:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Data science
  • Engineering
  • Physics

42. New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology proudly offers programs that encourage innovation, new ideas, and an entrepreneurial spirit. You'll find about 90 degree programs here, including such STEM disciplines as molecular biology, computer science, data science, energy science and technology, biological science, and mechanical engineering. The institute is renowned for its research efforts in robotics, implantable technologies, and cybersecurity, among others. Undergraduate students play a key role in this research through programs like the Undergraduate Research and Entrepreneurship Program, summer research experiences, and research projects.

43. Wright State University

Wright State University originated as a campus to meet the needs of Dayton's high tech industries of the early 1960's. Today, the university has nearly 300 programs, including STEM programs offered through the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. State-of-the-art facilities at Wright State University include integrated visual distance learning classrooms, active learning environments, a research center, and the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building. You'll find numerous opportunities for hands-on learning in science and math here, including undergraduate research, internships, and externships.

44. Arizona State University - Tempe

The Tempe campus of Arizona State University is among the top STEM schools on our list because of its interdisciplinary approach to research and learning. At Tempe, you'll find partnerships with industry and government research labs and a focus on undergraduate research, as well as outstanding research centers. The Biodesign Institute brings together diverse science areas of nanotechnology, biomedicine, and cognitive science. The Engineering Research Center is home to the Center for Solid State Electronics Research and a device processing foundry.

45. Rust College

Located in northwestern Mississippi, Rust College is committed to encouraging African American students to enroll in STEM programs through the Division of Science and Math. The college has a McNair Scholars Program for first-generation or low-income students and a FOCUS program to promote advanced degrees at Georgia Tech and other universities to Rust undergraduate students. You'll find five STEM bachelor's programs here, in chemistry, computer science, biology, math, and combined biology and chemistry.

46. West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Based in Beckley, WVU Institute of Technology is a campus of West Virginia University that offers 9 ABET-accredited engineering programs and 8 other STEM-focused degrees. The STEM programs at this institute are career-driven and include experiential learning options to enhance your education. You'll work in state-of-the-art labs with experienced science professionals and faculty and have the chance to present your senior research projects at the Design Expo. You can get additional STEM experience and opportunities through the numerous student clubs available here, including local chapters of engineering societies, an aero design club, and a robotics group.

47. University of Bridgeport

Emphasizing global diversity, an integrated educational approach, and career-oriented programs, the University of Bridgeport is among our top choices for STEM schools. You can explore varied fields of interest as part of your degree program and get real-world experience through hands-on training opportunities. Undergraduate STEM degrees include biology, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and medical lab science. At the graduate level, you can choose from fields like biomedical engineering, technology management, computer science and engineering, and biology.

48. Montana State University

Recognized as a top research university, Montana State University in Bozeman is the largest research and development facility in Montana and features undergraduate research options and standout research efforts in biochemistry, immunology, and physics. You'll find hands-on learning opportunities, programs to recruit diverse students into STEM fields, and peer leaders to help you with your courses. You can participate in research at the university's nanotechnology facility, participate in outreach events, or earn a scholarship for a STEM degree.

49. Oregon Tech

Oregon Tech emphasizes cutting-edge technology education and hands-on learning in a variety of STEM fields. At this institute, you'll find professors with real-world experience and opportunities to learn in lab-focused classrooms. Oregon Tech has 44 degree programs, including these STEM degree options:

  • Applied math
  • Geomatics
  • Computer engineering technology
  • Embedded systems
  • Renewable energy engineering
  • Medical lab science

An honors program is offered here, where you can find additional opportunities to learn through community service projects, field trips, and faculty mentors.

50. Tennessee Tech

Rounding out our list of the best STEM schools is Tennessee Tech where the most popular degree programs include mechanical engineering, computer science, biology, and civil engineering. Interdisciplinary research teams that include students are a key part of the university, and you'll find a variety of research centers here like the Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center and the Center for Energy Systems Research. Graduate and undergraduate students can also participate in the university's annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day.

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