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
Montana State University offers 33 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 838 Engineering students graduated with students earning 693 Bachelor's degrees, 116 Master's degrees, 19 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Associate's degrees.
The University of Montana offers 29 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 116 Engineering students graduated with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Certificates, 14 Associate's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.
Montana Technological University offers 18 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 314 Engineering students graduated with students earning 285 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Montana State University Bozeman, MT||22 : 1||16,692|
|The University of Montana Missoula, MT||22 : 1||10,487|
|Montana Technological University Butte, MT||13 : 1||1,714|
|Montana State University Billings Billings, MT||28 : 1||4,416|
|Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT||37 : 1||2,406|
|Carroll College Helena, MT||15 : 1||1,231|
|Blackfeet Community College Browning, MT||7 : 1||366|
|Highlands College of Montana Tech Butte, MT||707|
|Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT||15 : 1||1,000|
|Stone Child College Box Elder, MT||35 : 1||318|
|Montana State University-Northern Havre, MT||21 : 1||1,073|
|The University of Montana-Western Dillon, MT||21 : 1||1,358|
|Little Big Horn College Crow Agency, MT||20 : 1||261|
|Fort Peck Community College Poplar, MT||17 : 1||346|
|Salish Kootenai College Pablo, MT||10 : 1||690|
|Aaniiih Nakoda College Harlem, MT||10 : 1||131|
|Dawson Community College Glendive, MT||41 : 1||447|
|Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls, MT||31 : 1||1,218|