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

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Arizona State University-Polytechnic 319 150 (5.9%) 18.6% 13 (9%) 137 (91%)
East Carolina University 501 115 (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 97 109 (4.3%) 1.4% 21 (19%) 88 (81%) 72 $51,800 $98,400
Calvin College 306 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 381 94 (3.7%) 9.4% 21 (22%) 73 (78%) 775 $47,900 $64,400
McNeese State University 1132 88 (3.5%) 8% 16 (18%) 72 (82%) 595 $44,600 $71,000
Harvey Mudd College 27 77 (3%) 39.5% 36 (47%) 41 (53%) 3 $78,500 $131,000
Messiah College 251 67 (2.6%) 11.1% 12 (18%) 55 (82%) 586 $46,000 $71,300
James Madison University 139 55 (2.2%) 1.2% 9 (16%) 46 (84%) 202 $49,500 $86,600
Stony Brook University 185 54 (2.1%) 1.3% 14 (26%) 40 (74%) 96 $50,100 $94,300
Montana Technological University 1021 53 (2.1%) 13.4% 3 (6%) 50 (94%) 159 $58,300 $88,600
University of Southern Indiana 1075 48 (1.9%) 3% 5 (10%) 43 (90%) 784 $39,300 $64,100
Hope College 224 47 (1.8%) 6.4% 13 (28%) 34 (72%) 450 $41,400 $75,100
Geneva College 538 47 (1.8%) 13% 6 (13%) 41 (87%) 785 $43,700 $64,000
Olivet Nazarene University 637 47 (1.8%) 5.9% 5 (11%) 42 (89%) 543 $45,300 $72,500
Walla Walla University 1030 47 (1.8%) 14.1% 5 (11%) 42 (89%) 231 $51,000 $84,300
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering 24 44 (1.7%) 53.7% 27 (61%) 17 (39%)
University of Virginia-Main Campus 14 44 (1.7%) 1.1% 16 (36%) 28 (64%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
John Brown University 403 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 900 38 (1.5%) 2.5% 7 (18%) 31 (82%) 176 $45,300 $87,600
Loyola University Maryland 225 38 (1.5%) 3.9% 7 (18%) 31 (82%) 49 $51,800 $102,000
Minnesota State University-Mankato 933 37 (1.5%) 1.6% 4 (11%) 33 (89%) 341 $45,600 $79,500
Frostburg State University 875 37 (1.5%) 3.5% 1 (3%) 36 (97%) 535 $41,000 $72,700
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 151 36 (1.4%) .6% 7 (19%) 29 (81%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
University of Hartford 595 36 (1.4%) 3.6% 12 (33%) 24 (67%) 161 $49,100 $88,400
Swarthmore College 15 35 (1.4%) 9% 10 (29%) 25 (71%)
Smith College 88 35 (1.4%) 5.5% 35 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Elizabethtown College 234 33 (1.3%) 8.3% 4 (12%) 29 (88%) 321 $41,500 $80,800
George Fox University 432 32 (1.3%) 4.8% 3 (9%) 29 (91%) 687 $49,700 $68,100
The University of Tennessee-Martin 899 30 (1.2%) 2.4% 9 (30%) 21 (70%) 901 $40,100 $58,100
Fort Lewis College 1213 29 (1.1%) 4% 5 (17%) 24 (83%) 600 $42,100 $70,900
University of North Carolina at Asheville 518 28 (1.1%) 3.6% 5 (18%) 23 (82%) 886 $36,300 $59,300
Trinity College 95 25 (1%) 4.3% 7 (28%) 18 (72%)
Marshall University 916 21 (.8%) 1.4% 1 (5%) 20 (95%) 709 $40,400 $67,200
Gonzaga University 149 21 (.8%) 1.6% 4 (19%) 17 (81%) 220 $51,700 $85,200
Saint Vincent College 399 20 (.8%) 5.1% 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
Abilene Christian University 662 20 (.8%) 2.7% 5 (25%) 15 (75%) 441 $42,000 $75,400
Bob Jones University 464 19 (.7%) 3.8% 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 952 19 (.7%) 1% 5 (26%) 14 (74%) 682 $40,900 $68,300
Wentworth Institute of Technology 465 17 (.7%) 1.9% 3 (18%) 14 (82%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
University of Alaska Anchorage 1357 16 (.6%) 1.4% 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 338 $52,400 $79,700
Oral Roberts University 609 16 (.6%) 4.2% 5 (31%) 11 (69%) 687 $40,100 $68,100
Cornell University 29 15 (.6%) .4% 6 (40%) 9 (60%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
Seattle Pacific University 419 15 (.6%) 1.8% 5 (33%) 10 (67%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
Lafayette College 60 15 (.6%) 2.5% 7 (47%) 8 (53%) 40 $55,900 $107,000
Drexel University 436 14 (.5%) .4% 5 (36%) 9 (64%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
United States Naval Academy 11 13 (.5%) 1.2% 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 7 $72,900 $125,000
Baylor University 262 12 (.5%) .4% 6 (50%) 6 (50%) 259 $49,700 $82,900
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1388 11 (.4%) 2.1% 0 11 (100%) 331 $39,200 $80,300
University of Utah 325 11 (.4%) .2% 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 471 11 (.4%) 1.9% 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
Old Dominion University 710 11 (.4%) .3% 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 471 $45,200 $74,600
Western Illinois University 846 11 (.4%) .5% 0 11 (100%) 610 $41,500 $70,600
Andrews University 701 10 (.4%) 2.7% 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
California State University-Long Beach 499 9 (.4%) .1% 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 233 $45,300 $84,200
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 1224 9 (.4%) 1.8% 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
Miami University-Oxford 115 9 (.4%) .2% 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
The University of Texas at El Paso 1177 8 (.3%) .2% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 466 $40,600 $74,700
Western Carolina University 565 8 (.3%) .4% 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 855 $39,200 $61,100
Hampton University 880 8 (.3%) 1.3% 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 483 $42,800 $74,300
University of Mississippi 374 8 (.3%) .2% 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 498 $42,400 $73,900
University of Colorado Boulder 219 8 (.3%) .1% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 96 $50,800 $94,300
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington 825 7 (.3%) 1% 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
Northwest Nazarene University 851 6 (.2%) 2% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 673 $36,500 $68,600
Saint Michael's College 254 5 (.2%) 1.1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Oglethorpe University 726 5 (.2%) 2.7% 0 5 (100%) 398 $41,300 $76,800
University of New Haven 622 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 517 $46,200 $73,100
University of the Incarnate Word 937 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 824 $45,000 $62,400
California Baptist University 703 5 (.2%) .3% 0 5 (100%) 829 $42,000 $62,200
Bethel College-Indiana 597 4 (.2%) 1.3% 0 4 (100%) 948 $38,900 $53,700
Taylor University 273 4 (.2%) .9% 0 4 (100%)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois 941 4 (.2%) 9.5% 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
University of Akron Main Campus 1031 4 (.2%) .1% 0 4 (100%) 382 $46,600 $77,300
Milwaukee School of Engineering 446 4 (.2%) .7% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 121 $63,500 $92,000
Benedictine College 493 4 (.2%) 1.1% 0 4 (100%)
Tufts University 39 4 (.2%) .3% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
Whitman College 100 3 (.1%) .8% 0 3 (100%) 211 $44,000 $85,800
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton 640 3 (.1%) 5.6% 0 3 (100%)
Grand Valley State University 413 3 (.1%) .1% 0 3 (100%) 763 $41,500 $64,800
Temple University 395 3 (.1%) % 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 370 $45,600 $77,700
California Institute of Technology 5 3 (.1%) 1.2% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 40 3 (.1%) 1.6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 939 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 543 $44,500 $72,500
Saint Augustine's University 1484 3 (.1%) 2.2% 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
California State University-Los Angeles 1090 3 (.1%) .1% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 508 $42,200 $73,600
Johns Hopkins University 35 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 92 $61,500 $94,600
George Washington University 101 2 (.1%) .1% 0 2 (100%) 166 $49,500 $88,200
SUNY Polytechnic Institute 578 2 (.1%) .4% 0 2 (100%) 359 $45,700 $78,300
Lubbock Christian University 1250 2 (.1%) .6% 0 2 (100%)
Michigan Technological University 417 2 (.1%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 49 $63,000 $102,000
Saint Mary's College of California 283 2 (.1%) .3% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 41 $50,000 $106,000
California State University-East Bay 1099 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 131 $49,700 $90,600
University of Vermont 146 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Eastern Nazarene College 739 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0
Wake Forest University 102 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 69 $49,300 $98,800
San Jose State University 685 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 75 $56,800 $97,700
Roger Williams University 438 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
University of Rochester 70 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 93 $55,400 $94,400
Ball State University 469 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
Maryville College 755 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 32 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 67 $60,600 $98,900
University of Northwestern-St Paul 491 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%)
Northwestern University 17 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 49 $56,800 $102,000
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine 929 1 (%) .6% 0 1 (100%)
Santa Clara University 83 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 12 $61,900 $121,000
Washington University in St Louis 22 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 47 $56,700 $103,000
Colorado School of Mines 131 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 22 $65,200 $114,000
University of Detroit Mercy 516 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
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