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 Washington-Seattle Campus offers 84 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,256 Engineering students graduated with students earning 1,373 Bachelor's degrees, 696 Master's degrees, and 187 Doctoral degrees.
Washington State University offers 56 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 978 Engineering students graduated with students earning 738 Bachelor's degrees, 149 Master's degrees, 58 Doctoral degrees, and 33 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA||23 : 1||47,576|
|Washington State University Pullman, WA||25 : 1||31,607|
|Olympic College Bremerton, WA||46 : 1||6,278|
|Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA||66 : 1||7,877|
|Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA||45 : 1||3,620|
|Clark College Vancouver, WA||50 : 1||9,233|
|North Seattle College Seattle, WA||60 : 1||5,693|
|Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA||48 : 1||4,377|
|Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA||46 : 1||5,884|
|Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA||26 : 1||11,658|
|Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA||42 : 1||3,973|
|Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA||52 : 1||5,085|
|Western Washington University Bellingham, WA||24 : 1||16,142|
|Spokane Community College Spokane, WA||51 : 1||10,225|
|Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA||27 : 1||12,410|
|Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA||31 : 1||3,671|
|Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA||38 : 1||2,325|
|Centralia College Centralia, WA||42 : 1||3,077|
|Seattle University Seattle, WA||14 : 1||7,199|
|Everett Community College Everett, WA||59 : 1||7,977|