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
Virginia Commonwealth University offers 24 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 519 Engineering students graduated with students earning 345 Bachelor's degrees, 92 Certificates, 47 Master's degrees, and 35 Doctoral degrees.
Eastern Kentucky University offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 251 Engineering students graduated with students earning 185 Bachelor's degrees, 33 Associate's degrees, 20 Master's degrees, and 13 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA||23 : 1||29,757|
|Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY||26 : 1||14,980|
|John Tyler Community College Chester, VA||89 : 1||10,152|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA||75 : 1||8,711|
|Virginia State University Petersburg, VA||17 : 1||4,365|
|University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA||9 : 1||3,914|
|Indiana University-East Richmond, IN||37 : 1||3,766|
|Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA||14 : 1||1,543|
|Earlham College Richmond, IN||8 : 1||998|
|Centura College-Richmond Main Richmond, VA||11 : 1||112|