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
Rochester Institute of Technology offers 48 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,581 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,143 Bachelor's degrees, 417 Master's degrees, 9 Associate's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates.
University of Rochester offers 28 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 587 Engineering students graduated with students earning 382 Bachelor's degrees, 169 Master's degrees, 34 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY||16 : 1||16,254|
|University of Rochester Rochester, NY||16 : 1||12,233|
|Widener University Chester, PA||24 : 1||6,496|
|Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN||47 : 1||4,944|
|Monroe Community College Rochester, NY||43 : 1||11,572|
|Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua, NY||50 : 1||5,649|
|SUNY College at Brockport Brockport, NY||23 : 1||7,924|
|Nazareth College Rochester, NY||16 : 1||2,979|
|Keuka College Keuka Park, NY||21 : 1||1,777|
|Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES-Center for Workforce Development Rochester, NY||81|
|Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Rochester, MN||1,150|