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