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
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.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO||20 : 1||6,628|
|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|
|Front Range Community College Westminster, CO||78 : 1||19,283|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO||34 : 1||20,080|
|American Sentinel University Aurora, CO||170 : 1||2,724|
|Community College of Denver Denver, CO||74 : 1||8,232|
|Pickens Technical College Aurora, CO||1,049|
|DeVry University-Colorado Westminster, CO||41 : 1||123|
|Emily Griffith Technical College Denver, CO||5,527|
|Regis University Denver, CO||21 : 1||6,908|
|Community College of Aurora Aurora, CO||141 : 1||8,597|
|Rocky Vista University Parker, CO||67 : 1||1,144|