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 New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 38 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 783 Engineering students graduated with students earning 659 Bachelor's degrees, 76 Master's degrees, 25 Doctoral degrees, 16 Associate's degrees, and 7 Certificates.
Walk into Intro to Engineering at this Ivy League school in New Hampshire and you’re immediately collaborating to design a device that solves a real-life problem, such as saving energy or purifying water. Some ideas produced over the years have been so promising that they’ve been patented and marketed. Encouragement to think in novel ways continues throughout your time at the Thayer School of Engineering, which purposely does not divide itself into departments in order to foster cross-disciplinary innovation. This team-centered, free thinking approach to engineering has helped Thayer attract a large number of women. Females received 42 percent of the engineering degrees granted to the class of 2015; the national average is 19 percent. In line with broadening horizons, most engineering undergrads leave Dartmouth with two degrees: a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of engineering. Thayer also offers master’s programs and the nation’s first Ph.D. Innovation Program – five years of financial support to earn a doctorate and build an enterprise based on technical innovation.
Antioch University-New England offers 4 Engineering degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 126 Engineering students graduated with students earning 94 Master's degrees, 22 Certificates, and 10 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham, NH||20 : 1||14,788|
|Dartmouth College Hanover, NH||11 : 1||6,606|
|Keene State College Keene, NH||19 : 1||3,502|
|NHTI-Concord's Community College Concord, NH||37 : 1||3,256|
|Antioch University-New England Keene, NH||15 : 1||858|
|Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH||24 : 1||4,648|
|Manchester Community College Manchester, NH||52 : 1||2,565|
|University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH||18 : 1||753|
|Nashua Community College Nashua, NH||49 : 1||1,516|
|Great Bay Community College Portsmouth, NH||51 : 1||1,695|
|Lakes Region Community College Laconia, NH||30 : 1||700|
|Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH||24 : 1||2,114|
|Colby-Sawyer College New London, NH||16 : 1||855|
|Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH||13 : 1||2,033|
|New England College Henniker, NH||47 : 1||3,527|
|Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH||728 : 1||113,514|
|White Mountains Community College Berlin, NH||30 : 1||697|