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 Nebraska-Lincoln offers 49 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 968 Engineering students graduated with students earning 732 Bachelor's degrees, 175 Master's degrees, and 61 Doctoral degrees.
Creighton University offers 5 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 18 Engineering students graduated with students earning 16 Bachelor's degrees, 1 Master's degree, and 1 Doctoral degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE||19 : 1||25,390|
|Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha, NE||57 : 1||14,300|
|Central Community College Grand Island, NE||38 : 1||6,368|
|Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE||27 : 1||9,756|
|Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE||41 : 1||5,258|
|University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE||13 : 1||4,055|
|Wayne State College Wayne, NE||32 : 1||3,890|
|Creighton University Omaha, NE||16 : 1||8,821|
|Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, NE||32 : 1||2,125|
|University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE||28 : 1||15,153|
|Union College Lincoln, NE||13 : 1||770|
|Doane University Crete, NE||24 : 1||2,422|
|Concordia University-Nebraska Seward, NE||43 : 1||2,703|
|Nebraska Indian Community College Macy, NE||15 : 1||226|
|Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, NE||27 : 1||1,722|
|Peru State College Peru, NE||41 : 1||2,109|
|Bellevue University Bellevue, NE||137 : 1||11,637|