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
Citadel Military College of South Carolina offers 22 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 240 Engineering students graduated with students earning 155 Bachelor's degrees, 48 Master's degrees, and 37 Certificates.
Eastern Illinois University offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 166 Engineering students graduated with students earning 78 Master's degrees, 63 Certificates, and 25 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC||18 : 1||3,767|
|Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL||21 : 1||7,806|
|Trident Technical College Charleston, SC||48 : 1||12,351|
|Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC||21 : 1||2,971|
|College of Charleston Charleston, SC||20 : 1||10,545|