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
Mississippi State University offers 47 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 1,070 Engineering students graduated with students earning 885 Bachelor's degrees, 124 Master's degrees, and 61 Doctoral degrees.
University of Mississippi offers 18 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 416 Engineering students graduated with students earning 211 Bachelor's degrees, 187 Master's degrees, and 18 Doctoral degrees.
University of Southern Mississippi offers 18 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 219 Engineering students graduated with students earning 141 Bachelor's degrees, 42 Doctoral degrees, and 36 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS||23 : 1||22,226|
|Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS||32 : 1||8,954|
|University of Mississippi University, MS||19 : 1||21,617|
|University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS||21 : 1||14,133|
|Holmes Community College Goodman, MS||41 : 1||5,529|
|Jackson State University Jackson, MS||21 : 1||7,020|
|Mississippi College Clinton, MS||22 : 1||4,733|
|Hinds Community College Raymond, MS||28 : 1||11,827|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS||30 : 1||3,113|
|Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, MS||25 : 1||2,516|
|East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS||39 : 1||3,832|
|Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS||27 : 1||5,157|
|Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS||35 : 1||7,537|
|Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS||32 : 1||4,536|
|Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS||32 : 1||4,768|
|Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS||30 : 1||3,606|
|Meridian Community College Meridian, MS||25 : 1||3,402|
|William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS||28 : 1||5,040|
|Alcorn State University Alcorn State, MS||22 : 1||3,523|
|Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS||23 : 1||1,808|