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
Illinois Institute of Technology offers 58 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 992 Engineering students graduated with students earning 510 Master's degrees, 428 Bachelor's degrees, and 54 Doctoral degrees.
University of Illinois at Chicago offers 41 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,326 Engineering students graduated with students earning 656 Bachelor's degrees, 592 Master's degrees, and 78 Doctoral degrees.
University of Chicago offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 151 Engineering students graduated with students earning 79 Bachelor's degrees, 43 Certificates, 19 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.
Loyola University Chicago offers 10 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 187 Engineering students graduated with students earning 116 Bachelor's degrees, 70 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL||16 : 1||6,515|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL||19 : 1||32,324|
|College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL||87 : 1||23,903|
|Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL||68 : 1||14,318|
|Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL||88 : 1||8,665|
|College of Lake County Grayslake, IL||68 : 1||13,743|
|Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL||21 : 1||16,609|
|Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI||45 : 1||10,050|
|William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL||67 : 1||13,477|
|Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL||21 : 1||2,102|
|Elgin Community College Elgin, IL||77 : 1||9,931|
|DeVry University-Illinois Chicago, IL||319 : 1||18,195|
|Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL||53 : 1||8,083|
|Triton College River Grove, IL||97 : 1||9,571|
|McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL||81 : 1||7,473|
|Kishwaukee College Malta, IL||51 : 1||3,060|
|University of Chicago Chicago, IL||12 : 1||17,452|
|Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL||20 : 1||17,159|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL||100 : 1||8,762|
|Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN||12 : 1||3,502|