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 Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 61 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,282 Engineering students graduated with students earning 805 Bachelor's degrees, 272 Master's degrees, 108 Doctoral degrees, and 97 Certificates.
Pittsburg State University offers 17 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 229 Engineering students graduated with students earning 187 Bachelor's degrees, 41 Master's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.
Robert Morris University offers 7 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 181 Engineering students graduated with students earning 158 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Duquesne University offers 8 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 69 Engineering students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 215 Engineering students graduated with students earning 194 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA||18 : 1||32,686|
|Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS||23 : 1||6,645|
|Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA||58 : 1||4,645|
|Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics West Mifflin, PA||14 : 1||622|
|Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA||26 : 1||3,929|
|California University of Pennsylvania California, PA||25 : 1||6,842|
|Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA||24 : 1||4,608|
|Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA||19 : 1||9,197|
|Butler County Community College Butler, PA||52 : 1||3,176|
|Geneva College Beaver Falls, PA||22 : 1||1,432|
|Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA||19 : 1||2,437|
|Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA||23 : 1||8,778|
|Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Lemont Furnace, PA|
|Community College of Beaver County Monaca, PA||42 : 1||2,149|
|Pittsburgh Technical College Oakdale, PA||24 : 1||1,744|
|Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA||16 : 1||1,739|
|Washington & Jefferson College Washington, PA||11 : 1||1,265|
|La Roche University Pittsburgh, PA||23 : 1||1,401|
|Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington New Kensington, PA|
|Forbes Road Career and Technology Center Monroeville, PA||7|