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 Hawaii at Manoa offers 20 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 413 Engineering students graduated with students earning 335 Bachelor's degrees, 51 Master's degrees, and 27 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI||17 : 1||17,490|
|Honolulu Community College Honolulu, HI||35 : 1||3,510|
|University of Hawaii at Hilo Hilo, HI||17 : 1||3,372|
|Hawaii Community College Hilo, HI||30 : 1||2,615|
|Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI||29 : 1||4,170|
|Kauai Community College Lihue, HI||25 : 1||1,373|
|Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu, HI||24 : 1||2,167|
|Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI||38 : 1||6,488|
|University of Hawaii Maui College Kahului, HI||41 : 1||2,992|
|Brigham Young University-Hawaii Laie, HI||24 : 1||3,096|
|Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI||45 : 1||6,568|