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 Rhode Island offers 39 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 626 Engineering students graduated with students earning 474 Bachelor's degrees, 79 Master's degrees, 57 Certificates, and 16 Doctoral degrees.
Brown University offers 17 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 344 Engineering students graduated with students earning 169 Bachelor's degrees, 136 Master's degrees, and 39 Doctoral degrees.
Johnson & Wales University-Providence offers 6 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 85 Engineering students graduated with students earning 63 Bachelor's degrees, and 22 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI||23 : 1||17,465|
|Brown University Providence, RI||11 : 1||10,333|
|Roger Williams University Bristol, RI||23 : 1||4,838|
|New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI||21 : 1||2,516|
|Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI||49 : 1||14,775|
|Johnson & Wales University-Providence Providence, RI||24 : 1||6,695|
|Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI||13 : 1||2,501|
|IYRS School of Technology & Trades Newport, RI||66|
|Bryant University Smithfield, RI||21 : 1||3,640|
|Salve Regina University Newport, RI||23 : 1||2,771|
|Rhode Island College Providence, RI||23 : 1||7,523|
|Providence College Providence, RI||15 : 1||4,618|