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 North Carolina at Charlotte offers 27 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 963 Engineering students graduated with students earning 652 Bachelor's degrees, 279 Master's degrees, and 32 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC||27 : 1||29,615|
|Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC||47 : 1||18,646|
|York Technical College Rock Hill, SC||39 : 1||4,529|
|Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC||38 : 1||6,379|
|Gaston College Dallas, NC||39 : 1||5,655|
|Mitchell Community College Statesville, NC||38 : 1||3,226|
|Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC||20 : 1||5,865|
|Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC||18 : 1||2,463|
|Catawba College Salisbury, NC||16 : 1||1,324|
|Johnson C Smith University Charlotte, NC||17 : 1||1,494|