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
A top-notch faculty, 65 state-of-the art university centers and labs, intelligent and supportive classmates – what else could an engineering major desire? Well, how about a pristine campus located in sunny California in the heart of Silicon Valley with opportunities for internships, learning experiences, and employment abound? Stanford’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century -- engineering faculty and graduates have founded an estimated 12,700 companies over the decades -- and shows no signs of slowing down. Engineering is one of the university’s most popular majors, and roughly 1,600 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate students seek degrees through the school’s nine academic departments: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Curiosity-driven research that crosses disciplines or even schools is encouraged, as seen by the School of Engineering’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, which brings together students and faculty in engineering, business, education, medicine, and the humanities to learn design thinking and work together to solve big problems in a human-centered way. Think outside the boundaries, and you may be on your way to being Stanford’s next successful alum!
San Jose State University offers 34 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,351 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,245 Bachelor's degrees, 1,067 Master's degrees, and 39 Certificates.
Santa Clara University offers 29 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 657 Engineering students graduated with students earning 373 Master's degrees, 275 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Stanford University Stanford, CA||11 : 1||17,249|
|San Jose State University San Jose, CA||42 : 1||36,085|
|Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA||15 : 1||8,669|
|De Anza College Cupertino, CA||75 : 1||18,669|
|San Jose City College San Jose, CA||71 : 1||8,760|
|West Valley College Saratoga, CA||36 : 1||7,619|
|Gavilan College Gilroy, CA||71 : 1||5,573|
|Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA||89 : 1||15,123|
|Mission College Santa Clara, CA||33 : 1||6,995|
|CET-San Jose San Jose, CA||229|
|Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA||86 : 1||9,774|