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
West Virginia University offers 38 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,081 Engineering students graduated with students earning 914 Bachelor's degrees, 106 Master's degrees, and 61 Doctoral degrees.
American Public University System offers 20 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 512 Engineering students graduated with students earning 314 Bachelor's degrees, 156 Master's degrees, and 42 Certificates.
Marshall University offers 13 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 177 Engineering students graduated with students earning 85 Bachelor's degrees, 80 Master's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|West Virginia University Morgantown, WV||24 : 1||26,839|
|American Public University System Charles Town, WV||132 : 1||45,249|
|Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV||24 : 1||3,803|
|Marshall University Huntington, WV||23 : 1||12,852|
|BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston, WV||20 : 1||1,776|
|Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV||80 : 1||6,532|
|West Virginia University Institute of Technology Beckley, WV||21 : 1||1,794|
|Bluefield State College Bluefield, WV||18 : 1||1,241|
|Pierpont Community and Technical College Fairmont, WV||35 : 1||1,912|
|Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington, WV||28 : 1||1,768|
|Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV||25 : 1||3,554|
|Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay, WV||25 : 1||1,449|
|West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling, WV||28 : 1||1,352|
|Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield, WV||44 : 1||530|
|Davis & Elkins College Elkins, WV||18 : 1||776|
|West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV||37 : 1||2,818|
|Potomac State College of West Virginia University Keyser, WV||25 : 1||1,300|
|West Virginia State University Institute, WV||35 : 1||4,120|
|Glenville State College Glenville, WV||27 : 1||1,575|
|West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition Morgantown, WV||64|