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
Oregon State University offers 49 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,520 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,069 Bachelor's degrees, 263 Master's degrees, 97 Certificates, and 91 Doctoral degrees.
Portland State University offers 36 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 724 Engineering students graduated with students earning 379 Bachelor's degrees, 276 Master's degrees, 36 Certificates, and 33 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Oregon State University Corvallis, OR||23 : 1||31,719|
|Portland State University Portland, OR||33 : 1||25,321|
|University of Oregon Eugene, OR||20 : 1||22,517|
|Portland Community College Portland, OR||69 : 1||27,650|
|Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR||47 : 1||6,270|
|Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR||32 : 1||5,313|
|Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR||66 : 1||4,634|
|University of Portland Portland, OR||15 : 1||4,254|
|Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR||9 : 1||3,017|
|Mt Hood Community College Gresham, OR||48 : 1||7,463|
|Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR||38 : 1||4,818|
|Lane Community College Eugene, OR||47 : 1||8,861|
|Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR||49 : 1||9,347|
|Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR||42 : 1||6,093|
|Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR||43 : 1||5,533|
|Umpqua Community College Roseburg, OR||40 : 1||2,458|
|Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton, OR||28 : 1||1,559|
|George Fox University Newberg, OR||20 : 1||4,063|
|Treasure Valley Community College Ontario, OR||44 : 1||1,721|
|Pacific University Forest Grove, OR||13 : 1||3,832|