No. 10 Cooper Union
Landing the No. 10 spot on PayScale's list is Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art, in which its engineering graduates earned an average starting salary of $59,700 and a midcareer-level average salary of $103,000. Cooper Union, as it's more commonly known, is located in heart of the vibrant East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, N.Y. This privately held school's engineering program, the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, offers degrees in civil, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering. The average cost of tuition for 2012-2013 for both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cooper Union is $19,275 per semester, according to Cooper Union's website. The school also offers continuing education certificates with courses focusing on everything from 3-D printing to green technology and design.