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
University of Alabama at Birmingham offers 27 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 625 Engineering students graduated with students earning 318 Master's degrees, 280 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL||24 : 1||22,080|
|Lawson State Community College Birmingham, AL||39 : 1||3,375|
|Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL||59 : 1||8,711|
|Bevill State Community College Jasper, AL||36 : 1||3,787|
|Samford University Birmingham, AL||15 : 1||5,692|
|Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL||12 : 1||1,209|
|Miles College Fairfield, AL||19 : 1||1,456|
|University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL||17 : 1||2,553|