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
Clemson University offers 71 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,962 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,274 Bachelor's degrees, 440 Master's degrees, 140 Certificates, and 108 Doctoral degrees.
University of South Carolina-Columbia offers 47 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 732 Engineering students graduated with students earning 566 Bachelor's degrees, 99 Master's degrees, 56 Doctoral degrees, and 11 Certificates.
Citadel Military College of South Carolina offers 22 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 240 Engineering students graduated with students earning 155 Bachelor's degrees, 48 Master's degrees, and 37 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Clemson University Clemson, SC||19 : 1||25,822|
|University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC||24 : 1||35,364|
|Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC||18 : 1||3,767|
|York Technical College Rock Hill, SC||39 : 1||4,529|
|Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC||42 : 1||9,160|
|Trident Technical College Charleston, SC||48 : 1||12,351|
|Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC||43 : 1||6,181|
|Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC||39 : 1||3,558|
|South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC||18 : 1||2,479|
|Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, SC||39 : 1||4,633|
|Central Carolina Technical College Sumter, SC||36 : 1||3,361|
|Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort, SC||46 : 1||2,308|
|Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC||34 : 1||11,123|
|Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC||42 : 1||4,747|
|Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC||42 : 1||2,236|
|Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC||41 : 1||6,705|
|Northeastern Technical College Cheraw, SC||71 : 1||1,276|
|Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC||33 : 1||2,298|
|Bob Jones University Greenville, SC||18 : 1||3,008|
|Wofford College Spartanburg, SC||12 : 1||1,720|