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
Wayne State University offers 55 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 962 Engineering students graduated with students earning 540 Master's degrees, 371 Bachelor's degrees, 38 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Certificates.
Lawrence Technological University offers 55 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 440 Engineering students graduated with students earning 256 Bachelor's degrees, 173 Master's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, 3 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.
University of Detroit Mercy offers 20 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 194 Engineering students graduated with students earning 118 Bachelor's degrees, 65 Master's degrees, 9 Certificates, and 2 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Wayne State University Detroit, MI||26 : 1||26,824|
|Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI||27 : 1||2,848|
|Macomb Community College Warren, MI||96 : 1||19,628|
|University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI||16 : 1||5,080|
|Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI||74 : 1||12,146|
|MIAT College of Technology Canton, MI||17 : 1||1,082|
|Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI||75 : 1||15,211|
|Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI||209 : 1||14,436|
|Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI||105 : 1||9,230|
|Madonna University Livonia, MI||33 : 1||2,992|
|St Clair County Community College Port Huron, MI||58 : 1||3,602|
|College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI||27 : 1||1,533|
|Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI||14 : 1||136|