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 Houston offers 52 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,856 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,321 Bachelor's degrees, 436 Master's degrees, and 99 Doctoral degrees.
Rice University offers 33 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 605 Engineering students graduated with students earning 325 Bachelor's degrees, 185 Master's degrees, and 95 Doctoral degrees.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers 8 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 36 Engineering students graduated with students earning 24 Doctoral degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Houston Houston, TX||30 : 1||46,148|
|Rice University Houston, TX||10 : 1||7,282|
|Houston Community College Houston, TX||64 : 1||56,151|
|Lee College Baytown, TX||45 : 1||7,516|
|Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX||21 : 1||8,940|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston, TX||33 : 1||9,082|
|San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX||61 : 1||32,452|
|Brazosport College Lake Jackson, TX||42 : 1||4,217|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX||14 : 1||5,317|
|Texas Southern University Houston, TX||21 : 1||9,034|
|College of the Mainland Texas City, TX||41 : 1||4,687|
|University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TX||41 : 1||14,640|
|Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX||4 : 1||1,586|
|Professional Career Training Institute Houston, TX|
|The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston, TX||29 : 1||3,354|
|University of St Thomas Houston, TX||23 : 1||3,448|
|The Art Institute of Houston Houston, TX||89 : 1||711|
|Galveston College Galveston, TX||38 : 1||2,306|
|University of Phoenix-Texas Houston, TX||494|
|Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus Webster, TX||11 : 1||243|