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
Vanderbilt University offers 27 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 477 Engineering students graduated with students earning 339 Bachelor's degrees, 98 Doctoral degrees, and 40 Master's degrees.
Tennessee State University offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 100 Engineering students graduated with students earning 72 Bachelor's degrees, 21 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN||11 : 1||13,131|
|Lipscomb University Nashville, TN||20 : 1||4,595|
|Tennessee State University Nashville, TN||25 : 1||8,081|
|Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN||23 : 1||21,721|
|Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN||50 : 1||7,885|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN||552|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson Dickson, TN||785|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville Nashville, TN||847|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville Hartsville, TN||677|
|Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN||43 : 1||4,088|
|Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN||877|
|Belmont University Nashville, TN||22 : 1||8,440|
|Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN||55 : 1||6,305|
|Cumberland University Lebanon, TN||27 : 1||2,550|
|Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN||48 : 1||9,144|