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
New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 30 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 536 Engineering students graduated with students earning 398 Bachelor's degrees, 112 Master's degrees, 21 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Certificates.
University of New Mexico-Main Campus offers 37 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 678 Engineering students graduated with students earning 359 Bachelor's degrees, 272 Master's degrees, 40 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Certificates.
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers 25 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 260 Engineering students graduated with students earning 194 Bachelor's degrees, 64 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM||23 : 1||14,296|
|University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque, NM||24 : 1||22,729|
|New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM||14 : 1||1,835|
|San Juan College Farmington, NM||45 : 1||6,741|
|Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM||56 : 1||4,110|
|Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM||72 : 1||23,096|
|New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM||64 : 1||8,054|
|Clovis Community College Clovis, NM||52 : 1||2,902|
|Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM||35 : 1||3,193|
|Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM||24 : 1||1,119|
|Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM||22 : 1||1,849|
|New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, NM||33 : 1||2,327|
|University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Los Alamos, NM||152 : 1||912|
|New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Carlsbad, NM||57 : 1||1,921|
|Luna Community College Las Vegas, NM||42 : 1||1,043|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM||35 : 1||5,685|
|New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM||21 : 1||2,787|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell, NM||50 : 1||2,256|
|Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque, NM||22 : 1||443|
|University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Los Lunas, NM||65 : 1||2,196|