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 Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 61 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,955 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,185 Bachelor's degrees, 603 Master's degrees, 162 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Certificates.
University of St Thomas offers 15 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 265 Engineering students graduated with students earning 164 Bachelor's degrees, 75 Master's degrees, and 26 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN||21 : 1||51,327|
|Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN||45 : 1||4,625|
|University of St Thomas Saint Paul, MN||24 : 1||9,824|
|Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN||15 : 1||1,358|
|Century College White Bear Lake, MN||57 : 1||8,695|
|Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN||41 : 1||2,433|
|Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN||33 : 1||1,838|
|Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN||61 : 1||9,743|
|North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN||63 : 1||6,198|
|University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls, WI||27 : 1||5,980|
|Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN||57 : 1||6,656|
|Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, MN||54 : 1||4,192|
|Bethel University Saint Paul, MN||20 : 1||4,005|
|Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN||71 : 1||8,804|
|Macalester College Saint Paul, MN||10 : 1||2,098|
|Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN||60 : 1||7,014|
|Hamline University Saint Paul, MN||22 : 1||3,404|
|Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN||19 : 1||3,425|
|University of Northwestern-St Paul Saint Paul, MN||47 : 1||3,525|
|Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN||58 : 1||7,592|