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
Washington University in St Louis offers 41 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 823 Engineering students graduated with students earning 387 Master's degrees, 341 Bachelor's degrees, 75 Doctoral degrees, and 20 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO||16 : 1||16,191|
|Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO||18 : 1||1,799|
|Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL||21 : 1||13,061|
|Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL||63 : 1||6,413|
|Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL||62 : 1||8,508|
|Saint Louis Community College Bridgeton, MO||54 : 1||17,294|
|Webster University Saint Louis, MO||50 : 1||9,860|
|Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO||46 : 1||4,196|
|Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO||60 : 1||10,013|
|St Charles Community College Cottleville, MO||61 : 1||6,363|
|Principia College Elsah, IL||6 : 1||407|
|East Central College Union, MO||41 : 1||2,649|
|McKendree University Lebanon, IL||25 : 1||2,292|
|Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO||79 : 1||5,309|
|Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO||33 : 1||8,392|