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 California-Riverside offers 31 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 821 Engineering students graduated with students earning 530 Bachelor's degrees, 185 Master's degrees, and 106 Doctoral degrees.
Loma Linda University offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 28 Engineering students graduated with students earning 14 Master's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA||26 : 1||25,547|
|San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA||82 : 1||14,872|
|Norco College Norco, CA||120 : 1||11,715|
|Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA||12 : 1||4,462|
|California Baptist University Riverside, CA||31 : 1||11,045|
|College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA||75 : 1||11,919|
|Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA||92 : 1||22,731|
|California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA||41 : 1||20,638|
|La Sierra University Riverside, CA||23 : 1||2,159|
|Victor Valley College Victorville, CA||93 : 1||13,126|
|Mt San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto, CA||80 : 1||15,597|
|Riverside City College Riverside, CA||80 : 1||21,118|
|CET-Coachella Coachella, CA||79|
|Palo Verde College Blythe, CA||142 : 1||4,540|
|Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, CA||87 : 1||6,749|
|CET-Colton Colton, CA||166|
|Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree, CA||53 : 1||1,533|
|Barstow Community College Barstow, CA||72 : 1||3,078|