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 Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers 58 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1,039 Engineering students graduated with students earning 823 Bachelor's degrees, 164 Master's degrees, 51 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
When it comes to teaching people about aerospace, Oklahoma State has it covered at all levels. OSU’s aviation and space faculty are principals in NASA educational programs that help K-12 students and educators become involved with real missions and research. Aspiring pilots come to OSU to train for their FAA license while receiving a solid undergraduate education at a price that has been recognized nationally as a value. At the graduate level, the university attracts everyone from established professionals wanting to learn the latest on aerospace security to top scholars and practitioners seeking the rare doctor of education in applied educational studies with specialization in aviation and space. Students at all levels are eligible for special scholarships designated solely for aviation studies, such as the Boeing Company Aerospace Logistics Scholarship and the Bliss Family Aviation Management Scholarship. Enriching studies is OSU’s fleet of 20 aircraft, including Cessna 152’s, 172’s, 182RG’s, and Piper PA44- 180’s (multiengine). A popular extracurricular among aviation students is The Flying Aggies. This student flying club has been making a name for itself in competition against other colleges for decades. It’s no wonder Envoy Airlines (formerly American Eagle) chose to form a bridge program that gives select OSU students early access to employment opportunities with the company while pursuing a degree.
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology offers 7 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 126 Engineering students graduated with students earning 95 Associate's degrees, and 31 Bachelor's degrees.
Oklahoma Panhandle State University offers 3 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 11 Engineering students graduated with students earning 6 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Norman, OK||22 : 1||28,079|
|Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Stillwater, OK||19 : 1||24,079|
|University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK||13 : 1||4,379|
|Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Tulsa, OK||5 : 1||673|
|Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK||57 : 1||16,407|
|Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK||70 : 1||5,351|
|Oklahoma Christian University Edmond, OK||22 : 1||2,064|
|Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, OK||41 : 1||5,049|
|Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK||100 : 1||12,029|
|Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City, OK||2,182|
|Metro Technology Centers Oklahoma City, OK||1,230|
|University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK||27 : 1||14,821|
|Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Okmulgee, OK||25 : 1||2,305|
|Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK||26 : 1||4,160|
|Seminole State College Seminole, OK||35 : 1||1,531|
|Rogers State University Claremore, OK||37 : 1||3,585|
|Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Ardmore, OK||669|
|Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK||26 : 1||7,517|
|Red River Technology Center Duncan, OK||521|
|Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee Muskogee, OK||1,569|