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-San Diego offers 41 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,014 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,092 Bachelor's degrees, 730 Master's degrees, and 192 Doctoral degrees.
San Diego State University offers 29 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 982 Engineering students graduated with students earning 841 Bachelor's degrees, 120 Master's degrees, 17 Certificates, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
National University offers 16 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 82 Engineering students graduated with students earning 42 Bachelor's degrees, 38 Master's degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA||28 : 1||38,736|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA||74 : 1||8,697|
|Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA||97 : 1||19,231|
|San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA||79 : 1||20,712|
|San Diego City College San Diego, CA||71 : 1||14,056|
|Palomar College San Marcos, CA||76 : 1||23,874|
|Newschool of Architecture and Design San Diego, CA||29 : 1||497|
|MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA||70 : 1||12,992|
|University of San Diego San Diego, CA||19 : 1||9,181|
|National University La Jolla, CA||67 : 1||16,670|
|California State University-San Marcos San Marcos, CA||41 : 1||16,053|
|CET-San Diego San Diego, CA||170|
|Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA||31 : 1||4,567|
|San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA||112 : 1||14,127|