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
Imagine being part of a team challenged with designing, fabricating, testing, and launching a rocket into space. Students who thrive on such hands-on activities often find the Air Force Academy an ideal place to learn engineering. The Academy features some of the most cutting-edge technologies available anywhere to undergraduates. One such gem is the Applied Mechanics Laboratory. In this highly modern, well-equipped “workshop,” cadets learn how to use everything from a computer-controlled mill to composite material fabrication tools. The similarly impressive Astronautics Laboratories contain high-fidelity orbital analysis software and facilities for small satellite design. Faculty— about 70 percent of whom are military officers— provide guidance both in class and after hours. Instructors favor seminar-style classes over lectures, and they expect students to come to class ready to participate. (Curriculum guidelines suggest two hours of homework/study for every hour in class.) Cadets, who become second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation, leave equipped with a solid foundation in general engineering and in their specific discipline be it aeronautical, astronautical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, or systems engineering.
You want to launch a career that will take you to incredible heights. With the Aerospace Engineering Sciences program you can do just that. Undergraduate and graduate students work alongside faculty in cutting edge research facilities. Together these teams design, build, and operate technology that takes flight. This includes craft like satellites, rockets, drones and the systems that power them. Students in this program have recently managed the orbit of a NASA satellite traveling 55 million miles away from Earth, something no other college students in the country have done. Others have been building a drone that can be used to detect rhino poachers in Africa for an international wildlife conservation competition. Students solve real world problems through hands-on learning and this is just a glimpse into the aerospace program’s many high-tech happenings. Whether you are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree, the University of Colorado Boulder ranks within the top 10 schools for this program nationally. It is the perfect combination of an out-of-this-world education with a down-to-earth campus experience.
Colorado School of Mines offers 41 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,286 Engineering students graduated with students earning 960 Bachelor's degrees, 273 Master's degrees, and 53 Doctoral degrees.
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 31 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 611 Engineering students graduated with students earning 313 Bachelor's degrees, 271 Master's degrees, and 27 Doctoral degrees.
University of Denver offers 28 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 237 Engineering students graduated with students earning 87 Master's degrees, 77 Bachelor's degrees, 59 Certificates, and 14 Doctoral degrees.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers 9 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 207 Engineering students graduated with students earning 147 Bachelor's degrees, 45 Master's degrees, and 15 Doctoral degrees.
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs offers 10 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 26 Engineering students graduated with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|United States Air Force Academy USAF Academy, CO||21 : 1||4,304|
|University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO||23 : 1||37,883|
|Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO||20 : 1||6,628|
|Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO||20 : 1||33,426|
|University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO||26 : 1||24,910|
|University of Denver Denver, CO||17 : 1||12,931|
|Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO||72 : 1||7,008|
|Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO||125 : 1||12,759|
|Front Range Community College Westminster, CO||78 : 1||19,283|
|Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO||73 : 1||13,655|
|University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO||29 : 1||12,807|
|Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, CO||48 : 1||5,636|
|Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO||31 : 1||9,373|
|Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO||74 : 1||6,545|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO||34 : 1||20,080|
|Aims Community College Greeley, CO||55 : 1||6,634|
|American Sentinel University Aurora, CO||170 : 1||2,724|
|Colorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo, CO||43 : 1||7,081|
|Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad, CO||34 : 1||1,621|
|Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO||524 : 1||27,232|