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
North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers 42 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 593 Engineering students graduated with students earning 477 Bachelor's degrees, 94 Master's degrees, 18 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|North Dakota State University-Main Campus Fargo, ND||24 : 1||13,173|
|Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND||32 : 1||3,739|
|University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND||26 : 1||13,581|
|North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND||29 : 1||2,977|
|Turtle Mountain Community College Belcourt, ND||12 : 1||531|
|Williston State College Williston, ND||38 : 1||1,132|
|Sitting Bull College Fort Yates, ND||11 : 1||285|
|Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND||50 : 1||1,982|
|University of Mary Bismarck, ND||23 : 1||3,779|
|Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND||32 : 1||1,006|
|Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND||19 : 1||1,350|
|Cankdeska Cikana Community College Fort Totten, ND||8 : 1||160|
|University of Jamestown Jamestown, ND||15 : 1||1,115|
|Valley City State University Valley City, ND||24 : 1||1,665|
|United Tribes Technical College Bismarck, ND||12 : 1||434|
|Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College New Town, ND||8 : 1||203|
|Rasmussen College-North Dakota Fargo, ND||36 : 1||653|