Top Engineering, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2019

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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2,550
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1,976 (77%)
Total Females
574 (23%)
 

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Arizona State University-Polytechnic 313 150 (5.9%) 18.6% 13 (9%) 137 (91%)
East Carolina University 504 115 (4.5%) 2.4% 21 (18%) 94 (82%) 642 $43,100 $69,800
Michigan State University 165 109 (4.3%) 1.2% 25 (23%) 84 (77%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
University of California-Davis 100 109 (4.3%) 1.4% 21 (19%) 88 (81%) 72 $51,800 $98,400
Calvin College 292 99 (3.9%) 11.1% 15 (15%) 84 (85%) 492 $43,600 $74,000
Brown University 19 98 (3.8%) 6.3% 34 (35%) 64 (65%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Mercer University 405 94 (3.7%) 9.4% 21 (22%) 73 (78%) 775 $47,900 $64,400
McNeese State University 1093 88 (3.5%) 8% 16 (18%) 72 (82%) 595 $44,600 $71,000
Harvey Mudd College 28 77 (3%) 39.5% 36 (47%) 41 (53%) 3 $78,500 $131,000
Messiah College 224 67 (2.6%) 11.1% 12 (18%) 55 (82%) 586 $46,000 $71,300
James Madison University 144 55 (2.2%) 1.2% 9 (16%) 46 (84%) 202 $49,500 $86,600
Stony Brook University 181 54 (2.1%) 1.3% 14 (26%) 40 (74%) 96 $50,100 $94,300
Montana Technological University 1055 53 (2.1%) 13.4% 3 (6%) 50 (94%) 159 $58,300 $88,600
University of Southern Indiana 1063 48 (1.9%) 3% 5 (10%) 43 (90%) 784 $39,300 $64,100
Walla Walla University 960 47 (1.8%) 14.1% 5 (11%) 42 (89%) 231 $51,000 $84,300
Hope College 246 47 (1.8%) 6.4% 13 (28%) 34 (72%) 450 $41,400 $75,100
Olivet Nazarene University 596 47 (1.8%) 5.9% 5 (11%) 42 (89%) 543 $45,300 $72,500
Geneva College 541 47 (1.8%) 13% 6 (13%) 41 (87%) 785 $43,700 $64,000
University of Virginia-Main Campus 13 44 (1.7%) 1.1% 16 (36%) 28 (64%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering 25 44 (1.7%) 53.7% 27 (61%) 17 (39%)
John Brown University 438 41 (1.6%) 9.7% 6 (15%) 35 (85%) 670 $38,900 $68,800
Texas Christian University 199 39 (1.5%) 1.9% 11 (28%) 28 (72%) 383 $47,800 $77,200
College of Staten Island CUNY 981 38 (1.5%) 2.5% 7 (18%) 31 (82%) 176 $45,300 $87,600
Loyola University Maryland 226 38 (1.5%) 3.9% 7 (18%) 31 (82%) 49 $51,800 $102,000
Minnesota State University-Mankato 885 37 (1.5%) 1.6% 4 (11%) 33 (89%) 341 $45,600 $79,500
Frostburg State University 920 37 (1.5%) 3.5% 1 (3%) 36 (97%) 535 $41,000 $72,700
University of Hartford 627 36 (1.4%) 3.6% 12 (33%) 24 (67%) 161 $49,100 $88,400
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 147 36 (1.4%) .6% 7 (19%) 29 (81%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Swarthmore College 15 35 (1.4%) 9% 10 (29%) 25 (71%)
Smith College 90 35 (1.4%) 5.5% 35 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Elizabethtown College 228 33 (1.3%) 8.3% 4 (12%) 29 (88%) 321 $41,500 $80,800
George Fox University 404 32 (1.3%) 4.8% 3 (9%) 29 (91%) 687 $49,700 $68,100
The University of Tennessee-Martin 878 30 (1.2%) 2.4% 9 (30%) 21 (70%) 901 $40,100 $58,100
Fort Lewis College 1292 29 (1.1%) 4% 5 (17%) 24 (83%) 600 $42,100 $70,900
University of North Carolina at Asheville 535 28 (1.1%) 3.6% 5 (18%) 23 (82%) 886 $36,300 $59,300
Trinity College 105 25 (1%) 4.3% 7 (28%) 18 (72%)
Gonzaga University 143 21 (.8%) 1.6% 4 (19%) 17 (81%) 220 $51,700 $85,200
Marshall University 961 21 (.8%) 1.4% 1 (5%) 20 (95%) 709 $40,400 $67,200
Abilene Christian University 649 20 (.8%) 2.7% 5 (25%) 15 (75%) 441 $42,000 $75,400
Saint Vincent College 351 20 (.8%) 5.1% 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 962 19 (.7%) 1% 5 (26%) 14 (74%) 682 $40,900 $68,300
Bob Jones University 444 19 (.7%) 3.8% 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
Wentworth Institute of Technology 454 17 (.7%) 1.9% 3 (18%) 14 (82%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
Oral Roberts University 630 16 (.6%) 4.2% 5 (31%) 11 (69%) 687 $40,100 $68,100
University of Alaska Anchorage 1383 16 (.6%) 1.4% 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 338 $52,400 $79,700
Cornell University 29 15 (.6%) .4% 6 (40%) 9 (60%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
Seattle Pacific University 447 15 (.6%) 1.8% 5 (33%) 10 (67%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
Lafayette College 62 15 (.6%) 2.5% 7 (47%) 8 (53%) 40 $55,900 $107,000
Drexel University 440 14 (.5%) .4% 5 (36%) 9 (64%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
United States Naval Academy 17 13 (.5%) 1.2% 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 7 $72,900 $125,000
Baylor University 254 12 (.5%) .4% 6 (50%) 6 (50%) 259 $49,700 $82,900
Western Illinois University 838 11 (.4%) .5% 0 11 (100%) 610 $41,500 $70,600
University of Utah 329 11 (.4%) .2% 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1334 11 (.4%) 2.1% 0 11 (100%) 331 $39,200 $80,300
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 479 11 (.4%) 1.9% 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
Old Dominion University 679 11 (.4%) .3% 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 471 $45,200 $74,600
Andrews University 709 10 (.4%) 2.7% 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
Miami University-Oxford 119 9 (.4%) .2% 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
California State University-Long Beach 521 9 (.4%) .1% 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 233 $45,300 $84,200
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 1205 9 (.4%) 1.8% 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
Hampton University 952 8 (.3%) 1.3% 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 483 $42,800 $74,300
University of Colorado Boulder 207 8 (.3%) .1% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 96 $50,800 $94,300
The University of Texas at El Paso 1159 8 (.3%) .2% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 466 $40,600 $74,700
Western Carolina University 561 8 (.3%) .4% 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 855 $39,200 $61,100
University of Mississippi 365 8 (.3%) .2% 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 498 $42,400 $73,900
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington 747 7 (.3%) 1% 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
Northwest Nazarene University 834 6 (.2%) 2% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 673 $36,500 $68,600
University of the Incarnate Word 938 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 824 $45,000 $62,400
Saint Michael's College 303 5 (.2%) 1.1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Oglethorpe University 674 5 (.2%) 2.7% 0 5 (100%) 398 $41,300 $76,800
University of New Haven 642 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 517 $46,200 $73,100
California Baptist University 667 5 (.2%) .3% 0 5 (100%) 829 $42,000 $62,200
University of Akron Main Campus 1042 4 (.2%) .1% 0 4 (100%) 382 $46,600 $77,300
Bethel College-Indiana 552 4 (.2%) 1.3% 0 4 (100%) 948 $38,900 $53,700
Milwaukee School of Engineering 415 4 (.2%) .7% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 121 $63,500 $92,000
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois 855 4 (.2%) 9.5% 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
Benedictine College 475 4 (.2%) 1.1% 0 4 (100%)
Tufts University 38 4 (.2%) .3% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
Taylor University 234 4 (.2%) .9% 0 4 (100%)
Saint Augustine's University 1535 3 (.1%) 2.2% 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 904 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 543 $44,500 $72,500
Temple University 396 3 (.1%) % 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 370 $45,600 $77,700
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton 610 3 (.1%) 5.6% 0 3 (100%)
Whitman College 103 3 (.1%) .8% 0 3 (100%) 211 $44,000 $85,800
Grand Valley State University 418 3 (.1%) .1% 0 3 (100%) 763 $41,500 $64,800
California State University-Los Angeles 1099 3 (.1%) .1% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 508 $42,200 $73,600
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 46 3 (.1%) 1.6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
California Institute of Technology 5 3 (.1%) 1.2% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
Saint Mary's College of California 280 2 (.1%) .3% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 41 $50,000 $106,000
SUNY Polytechnic Institute 556 2 (.1%) .4% 0 2 (100%) 359 $45,700 $78,300
Lubbock Christian University 1177 2 (.1%) .6% 0 2 (100%)
Johns Hopkins University 32 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 92 $61,500 $94,600
University of Vermont 146 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
California State University-East Bay 1142 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 131 $49,700 $90,600
Michigan Technological University 421 2 (.1%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 49 $63,000 $102,000
George Washington University 94 2 (.1%) .1% 0 2 (100%) 166 $49,500 $88,200
Roger Williams University 493 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
Wake Forest University 108 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 69 $49,300 $98,800
Maryville College 817 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%)
Eastern Nazarene College 890 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0
Northwestern University 16 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 49 $56,800 $102,000
University of Northwestern-St Paul 482 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine 1014 1 (%) .6% 0 1 (100%)
San Jose State University 719 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 75 $56,800 $97,700
Santa Clara University 89 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 12 $61,900 $121,000
University of Detroit Mercy 453 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
Ball State University 517 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 33 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 67 $60,600 $98,900
Colorado School of Mines 133 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 22 $65,200 $114,000
University of Rochester 67 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 93 $55,400 $94,400
Washington University in St Louis 20 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 47 $56,700 $103,000
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