Best Engineering colleges in Albany

Why a degree in engineering?

Let’s face it, you’re smart. You passed science and math classes with flying colors, and you are the “go-to” when it comes to computer help. You probably took apart a lot of things in your childhood just to see how they worked. Now here you are, ready to literally build the future.

How to prepare for an engineering degree

Engineering has a lot of positives. As suspected, student debt won’t be a concern since finding an engineering career with a starting salary less than $55,000 or an average salary less than $85,000 is more difficult than learning the RubixCube pattern. If money isn’t your driving factor, how about the 85% of engineers who are satisfied with their jobs*, despite longer workdays.

It’s the challenges every day that keep engineers and their ticking minds happy. So if you think you can hack it out with the best of them, brush the dust off that TI84 and get ready. It really is rocket science.

*Evaluation Enginering, EE-Evaluation Engineering’s 2013 salary survey, http://www.evaluationengineering.com/articles/201308/work-life-balance-key-to-job-satisfaction.php

Best Engineering colleges in Albany for 2021

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 52 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,089 Engineering students graduated with students earning 846 Bachelor's degrees, 149 Master's degrees, and 94 Doctoral degrees.

SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY
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SUNY at Albany offers 24 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 68 Engineering students graduated with students earning 36 Master's degrees, 15 Doctoral degrees, 12 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

Excelsior College
Albany, NY

Excelsior College offers 28 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 511 Engineering students graduated with students earning 411 Bachelor's degrees, and 100 Associate's degrees.

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Union College
Schenectady, NY

Union College offers 9 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 180 Engineering students graduated with students earning 180 Bachelor's degrees.

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

Skidmore College offers 2 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 19 Engineering students graduated with students earning 19 Bachelor's degrees.

Siena College
Loudonville, NY

Siena College offers 2 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 22 Engineering students graduated with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees.

The College of Saint Rose offers 1 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

List of all Engineering colleges in Albany

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Logo Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
5/5
16 : 1 7,528
SUNY at Albany Logo SUNY at Albany Albany, NY
3/5
26 : 1 17,544
Excelsior College Logo Excelsior College Albany, NY     25,245
Albany Technical College Logo Albany Technical College Albany, GA
2/5
36 : 1 3,285
Union College Logo Union College Schenectady, NY
5/5
10 : 1 2,189
Skidmore College Logo Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
5/5
9 : 1 2,663
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill Logo SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill Cobleskill, NY
3/5
22 : 1 2,267
Schenectady County Community College Logo Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY
2/5
95 : 1 4,732
Albany Medical College Logo Albany Medical College Albany, NY     828
Russell Sage College Logo Russell Sage College Troy, NY
5/5
20 : 1 2,448
Linn-Benton Community College Logo Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR
2/5
43 : 1 5,533
Siena College Logo Siena College Loudonville, NY
5/5
15 : 1 3,296
The College of Saint Rose Logo The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
5/5
23 : 1 4,004
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Logo Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Albany, NY
5/5
14 : 1 1,240