Top Engineering, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2018

As one of the oldest and most versatile fields, engineering is a highly sought after area of interest. Engineers use math and science to solve problems, and can take on projects ranging from building sports stadiums to creating robots. Engineering contains a multitude of specialties that usually have corresponding majors. The general major of engineering introduces students to a handful of these focuses. Students in the major will learn about problem-solving algorithms, research methods, study successful engineering projects, and gain a greater understanding of the importance of this science.

Students will usually select a focus to specialize in, taking specific courses to suit that focus. However, some of the general engineering classes can include: intro to computers and programming, scientific visualization, statics, geophysics, engineering law, and technical writing. Those in the major tend to collaborate on projects, write research essays, and create models. Students drawn to engineering tend to strongly favor science and math subjects, are organized, detail-oriented, and enjoy problem solving.

After graduation, and perhaps further education, students of the major can pursue diverse careers in a number of specialized fields. Some areas of focus include: aerospace, civil, electrical, industrial, chemical, biomedical, software, environmental, and computer engineering. Engineers build the structures and technologies that sustain life as we know it.

Engineering fun fact: The Ferris Wheel was invented by an American engineer, George W. Ferris.

Celebrities who studied Engineering: Tom Scholz, musician — Boston; Montel Williams, actor, TV personality; Terrence Howard, actor; Ashton Kutcher, actor.

The average starting salary for a graduate with a degree in Engineering, General is $64762.5

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Arizona State University-Polytechnic 275 157 (6.9%) 20.8% 13 (8%) 144 (92%)
University of California-Davis 109 107 (4.7%) 1.4% 15 (14%) 92 (86%) 72 $51,800 $98,400
East Carolina University 519 101 (4.4%) 2.3% 21 (21%) 80 (79%) 642 $43,100 $69,800
James Madison University 140 90 (3.9%) 2% 19 (21%) 71 (79%) 202 $49,500 $86,600
McNeese State University 1201 87 (3.8%) 7.6% 19 (22%) 68 (78%) 595 $44,600 $71,000
Brown University 19 80 (3.5%) 5% 26 (33%) 54 (68%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Calvin College 287 79 (3.5%) 9.3% 15 (19%) 64 (81%) 492 $43,600 $74,000
Mercer University 354 75 (3.3%) 8.1% 13 (17%) 62 (83%) 775 $47,900 $64,400
Michigan State University 135 67 (2.9%) .8% 13 (19%) 54 (81%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 62 61 (2.7%) .8% 23 (38%) 38 (62%) 49 $58,100 $102,000
Harvey Mudd College 29 60 (2.6%) 31.1% 25 (42%) 35 (58%) 3 $78,500 $131,000
Geneva College 487 55 (2.4%) 14.1% 7 (13%) 48 (87%) 785 $43,700 $64,000
Hope College 177 48 (2.1%) 5.8% 5 (10%) 43 (90%) 450 $41,400 $75,100
Messiah College 224 47 (2.1%) 7.2% 12 (26%) 35 (74%) 586 $46,000 $71,300
Montana Technological University 908 45 (2%) 13.5% 7 (16%) 38 (84%) 159 $58,300 $88,600
Walla Walla University 961 42 (1.8%) 12.8% 3 (7%) 39 (93%) 231 $51,000 $84,300
Texas Christian University 182 41 (1.8%) 2% 6 (15%) 35 (85%) 383 $47,800 $77,200
College of Staten Island CUNY 804 41 (1.8%) 2.7% 6 (15%) 35 (85%) 176 $45,300 $87,600
University of Southern Indiana 1158 38 (1.7%) 2.5% 4 (11%) 34 (89%) 784 $39,300 $64,100
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 338 36 (1.6%) .7% 2 (6%) 34 (94%) 307 $48,900 $81,500
Stony Brook University 167 35 (1.5%) .9% 11 (31%) 24 (69%) 96 $50,100 $94,300
Smith College 80 33 (1.4%) 4.8% 33 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
The University of Tennessee-Martin 870 31 (1.4%) 2.5% 0 31 (100%) 901 $40,100 $58,100
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 144 31 (1.4%) .5% 2 (6%) 29 (94%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
University of Alaska Anchorage 1364 28 (1.2%) 2.4% 10 (36%) 18 (64%) 338 $52,400 $79,700
Loyola University Maryland 194 28 (1.2%) 3.1% 8 (29%) 20 (71%) 49 $51,800 $102,000
University of Virginia-Main Campus 15 27 (1.2%) .7% 10 (37%) 17 (63%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
University of North Carolina at Asheville 445 27 (1.2%) 3.5% 1 (4%) 26 (96%) 886 $36,300 $59,300
Elizabethtown College 298 26 (1.1%) 6.4% 7 (27%) 19 (73%) 321 $41,500 $80,800
Swarthmore College 14 25 (1.1%) 6.7% 10 (40%) 15 (60%)
Trinity College 139 25 (1.1%) 4.7% 5 (20%) 20 (80%)
George Fox University 512 25 (1.1%) 4.5% 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 687 $49,700 $68,100
Marshall University 895 24 (1.1%) 1.5% 5 (21%) 19 (79%) 709 $40,400 $67,200
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering 12 24 (1.1%) 30.8% 13 (54%) 11 (46%)
Olivet Nazarene University 694 24 (1.1%) 3% 5 (21%) 19 (79%) 543 $45,300 $72,500
California State University-Northridge 1080 23 (1%) .3% 1 (4%) 22 (96%) 249 $44,900 $83,500
University of Hartford 682 23 (1%) 2.2% 5 (22%) 18 (78%) 161 $49,100 $88,400
Minnesota State University-Mankato 882 23 (1%) 1% 5 (22%) 18 (78%) 341 $45,600 $79,500
Cornell University 24 23 (1%) .6% 10 (43%) 13 (57%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
Fort Lewis College 1240 22 (1%) 3% 5 (23%) 17 (77%) 600 $42,100 $70,900
Frostburg State University 912 21 (.9%) 2.2% 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 535 $41,000 $72,700
United States Naval Academy 514 21 (.9%) 1.9% 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 7 $72,900 $125,000
John Brown University 427 20 (.9%) 4.1% 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 670 $38,900 $68,800
Oral Roberts University 755 20 (.9%) 3.8% 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 687 $40,100 $68,100
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 999 19 (.8%) .9% 5 (26%) 14 (74%) 682 $40,900 $68,300
Andrews University 603 15 (.7%) 3.6% 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
Lafayette College 60 15 (.7%) 2.5% 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 40 $55,900 $107,000
Miami University-Oxford 102 14 (.6%) .4% 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
University of Mississippi 368 13 (.6%) .3% 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 498 $42,400 $73,900
Old Dominion University 758 13 (.6%) .3% 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 471 $45,200 $74,600
Colorado School of Mines 127 13 (.6%) 1.3% 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 22 $65,200 $114,000
Seattle Pacific University 341 12 (.5%) 1.4% 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
Baylor University 240 11 (.5%) .4% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 259 $49,700 $82,900
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1375 11 (.5%) 1.9% 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 331 $39,200 $80,300
Bob Jones University 308 10 (.4%) 2% 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton 613 10 (.4%) 17.2% 0 10 (100%)
Western Illinois University 822 9 (.4%) .4% 0 9 (100%) 610 $41,500 $70,600
Northwest Nazarene University 827 8 (.4%) 2.4% 0 8 (100%) 673 $36,500 $68,600
University of Vermont 142 7 (.3%) .3% 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Abilene Christian University 625 7 (.3%) .9% 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 441 $42,000 $75,400
Gonzaga University 143 7 (.3%) .6% 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 220 $51,700 $85,200
Benedictine College 600 6 (.3%) 1.6% 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
Whitman College 81 6 (.3%) 1.6% 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 211 $44,000 $85,800
Hampton University 706 5 (.2%) .8% 0 5 (100%) 483 $42,800 $74,300
Grand Valley State University 447 5 (.2%) .1% 0 5 (100%) 763 $41,500 $64,800
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine 919 5 (.2%) 2.7% 0 5 (100%)
California State University-East Bay 1206 5 (.2%) .2% 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 131 $49,700 $90,600
University of Utah 366 5 (.2%) .1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
University of New Haven 715 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 517 $46,200 $73,100
Milwaukee School of Engineering 550 4 (.2%) .7% 0 4 (100%) 121 $63,500 $92,000
Thiel College 1264 4 (.2%) 2% 0 4 (100%)
Drexel University 437 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
University of Detroit Mercy 568 3 (.1%) .4% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
California State University-Long Beach 521 3 (.1%) % 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 233 $45,300 $84,200
Saint Michael's College 214 3 (.1%) .6% 0 3 (100%)
University of Northwestern-St Paul 524 3 (.1%) .5% 0 3 (100%)
Philadelphia University 485 3 (.1%) .5% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
Johns Hopkins University 32 3 (.1%) .2% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 92 $61,500 $94,600
University of Colorado Boulder 220 3 (.1%) .1% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 96 $50,800 $94,300
Saint Vincent College 325 3 (.1%) 1% 0 3 (100%)
San Jose State University 752 3 (.1%) % 0 3 (100%) 75 $56,800 $97,700
Wentworth Institute of Technology 482 3 (.1%) .4% 0 3 (100%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
California State University-Los Angeles 1187 3 (.1%) .1% 0 3 (100%) 508 $42,200 $73,600
Temple University 408 2 (.1%) % 0 2 (100%) 370 $45,600 $77,700
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 26 2 (.1%) % 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 67 $60,600 $98,900
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois 866 2 (.1%) 4.5% 0 2 (100%)
University of Akron Main Campus 1017 2 (.1%) .1% 0 2 (100%) 382 $46,600 $77,300
Saint Mary's College of California 328 2 (.1%) .3% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 41 $50,000 $106,000
Maryville College 731 2 (.1%) .9% 0 2 (100%)
Michigan Technological University 375 2 (.1%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 49 $63,000 $102,000
Roger Williams University 501 2 (.1%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington 863 2 (.1%) .3% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Wake Forest University 94 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 69 $49,300 $98,800
Tufts University 33 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
California Institute of Technology 5 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%)
Lubbock Christian University 1202 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0
Santa Clara University 72 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 12 $61,900 $121,000
Eastern Nazarene College 840 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%)
SUNY Polytechnic Institute 664 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 359 $45,700 $78,300
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 44 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
California Baptist University 800 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 829 $42,000 $62,200
Spelman College 228 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0
Bethel College-Indiana 541 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 948 $38,900 $53,700
Bates College 97 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 13 $47,000 $119,000
Manchester University 1046 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%) 724 $47,600 $66,700
Oglethorpe University 788 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%) 398 $41,300 $76,800
Saint Francis University 311 1 (%) .3% 0 1 (100%) 409 $44,300 $76,400
United States Air Force Academy 36 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 8 $68,800 $124,000
Ball State University 510 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
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