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 Connecticut offers 44 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,228 Engineering students graduated with students earning 909 Bachelor's degrees, 182 Master's degrees, 122 Doctoral degrees, and 15 Certificates.
University of Hartford offers 23 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 291 Engineering students graduated with students earning 237 Bachelor's degrees, 50 Master's degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Connecticut Storrs, CT||18 : 1||27,280|
|University of Hartford West Hartford, CT||19 : 1||6,773|
|Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT||25 : 1||11,154|
|Goodwin College East Hartford, CT||36 : 1||3,297|
|Manchester Community College Manchester, CT||57 : 1||5,511|
|Trinity College Hartford, CT||10 : 1||2,234|
|Middlesex Community College Middletown, CT||53 : 1||2,424|
|Rensselaer at Hartford Hartford, CT||30 : 1||89|
|Asnuntuck Community College Enfield, CT||47 : 1||1,600|
|Wesleyan University Middletown, CT||9 : 1||3,230|
|Capital Community College Hartford, CT||47 : 1||3,083|
|University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT||17 : 1||2,398|
|Charter Oak State College New Britain, CT||1,611|