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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2,281
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1,808 (79%)
Total Females
473 (21%)
 

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Arizona State University-Polytechnic 282 157 (6.9%) 20.8% 13 (8%) 144 (92%)
University of California-Davis 113 107 (4.7%) 1.4% 15 (14%) 92 (86%) 72 $51,800 $98,400
East Carolina University 524 101 (4.4%) 2.3% 21 (21%) 80 (79%) 642 $43,100 $69,800
James Madison University 143 90 (3.9%) 2% 19 (21%) 71 (79%) 202 $49,500 $86,600
McNeese State University 1224 87 (3.8%) 7.6% 19 (22%) 68 (78%) 595 $44,600 $71,000
Brown University 20 80 (3.5%) 5% 26 (33%) 54 (68%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Calvin College 298 79 (3.5%) 9.3% 15 (19%) 64 (81%) 492 $43,600 $74,000
Mercer University 362 75 (3.3%) 8.1% 13 (17%) 62 (83%) 775 $47,900 $64,400
Michigan State University 144 67 (2.9%) .8% 13 (19%) 54 (81%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 66 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 478 55 (2.4%) 14.1% 7 (13%) 48 (87%) 785 $43,700 $64,000
Hope College 185 48 (2.1%) 5.8% 5 (10%) 43 (90%) 450 $41,400 $75,100
Messiah College 225 47 (2.1%) 7.2% 12 (26%) 35 (74%) 586 $46,000 $71,300
Montana Tech of the University of Montana 941 45 (2%) 13.5% 7 (16%) 38 (84%) 159 $58,300 $88,600
Walla Walla University 962 42 (1.8%) 12.8% 3 (7%) 39 (93%) 231 $51,000 $84,300
Texas Christian University 188 41 (1.8%) 2% 6 (15%) 35 (85%) 383 $47,800 $77,200
College of Staten Island CUNY 786 41 (1.8%) 2.7% 6 (15%) 35 (85%) 176 $45,300 $87,600
University of Southern Indiana 1163 38 (1.7%) 2.5% 4 (11%) 34 (89%) 784 $39,300 $64,100
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 352 36 (1.6%) .7% 2 (6%) 34 (94%) 307 $48,900 $81,500
Stony Brook University 171 35 (1.5%) .9% 11 (31%) 24 (69%) 96 $50,100 $94,300
Smith College 81 33 (1.4%) 4.8% 33 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 150 31 (1.4%) .5% 2 (6%) 29 (94%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
The University of Tennessee-Martin 910 31 (1.4%) 2.5% 0 31 (100%) 901 $40,100 $58,100
University of Alaska Anchorage 1371 28 (1.2%) 2.4% 10 (36%) 18 (64%) 338 $52,400 $79,700
Loyola University Maryland 190 28 (1.2%) 3.1% 8 (29%) 20 (71%) 49 $51,800 $102,000
University of Virginia-Main Campus 13 27 (1.2%) .7% 10 (37%) 17 (63%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
University of North Carolina at Asheville 451 27 (1.2%) 3.5% 1 (4%) 26 (96%) 886 $36,300 $59,300
Elizabethtown College 299 26 (1.1%) 6.4% 7 (27%) 19 (73%) 321 $41,500 $80,800
Swarthmore College 15 25 (1.1%) 6.7% 10 (40%) 15 (60%)
Trinity College 138 25 (1.1%) 4.7% 5 (20%) 20 (80%)
George Fox University 515 25 (1.1%) 4.5% 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 687 $49,700 $68,100
Marshall University 912 24 (1.1%) 1.5% 5 (21%) 19 (79%) 709 $40,400 $67,200
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering 14 24 (1.1%) 30.8% 13 (54%) 11 (46%)
Olivet Nazarene University 715 24 (1.1%) 3% 5 (21%) 19 (79%) 543 $45,300 $72,500
California State University-Northridge 1055 23 (1%) .3% 1 (4%) 22 (96%) 249 $44,900 $83,500
Minnesota State University-Mankato 892 23 (1%) 1% 5 (22%) 18 (78%) 341 $45,600 $79,500
Cornell University 25 23 (1%) .6% 10 (43%) 13 (57%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
University of Hartford 691 23 (1%) 2.2% 5 (22%) 18 (78%) 161 $49,100 $88,400
Fort Lewis College 1262 22 (1%) 3% 5 (23%) 17 (77%) 600 $42,100 $70,900
United States Naval Academy 10 21 (.9%) 1.9% 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 7 $72,900 $125,000
Frostburg State University 893 21 (.9%) 2.2% 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 535 $41,000 $72,700
Oral Roberts University 770 20 (.9%) 3.8% 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 687 $40,100 $68,100
John Brown University 433 20 (.9%) 4.1% 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 670 $38,900 $68,800
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 1027 19 (.8%) .9% 5 (26%) 14 (74%) 682 $40,900 $68,300
Lafayette College 65 15 (.7%) 2.5% 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 40 $55,900 $107,000
Andrews University 620 15 (.7%) 3.6% 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
Miami University-Oxford 107 14 (.6%) .4% 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
University of Mississippi 380 13 (.6%) .3% 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 498 $42,400 $73,900
Old Dominion University 752 13 (.6%) .3% 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 471 $45,200 $74,600
Colorado School of Mines 134 13 (.6%) 1.3% 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 22 $65,200 $114,000
Seattle Pacific University 342 12 (.5%) 1.4% 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
Baylor University 247 11 (.5%) .4% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 259 $49,700 $82,900
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1376 11 (.5%) 1.9% 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 331 $39,200 $80,300
Bob Jones University 326 10 (.4%) 2% 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton 601 10 (.4%) 17.2% 0 10 (100%)
Western Illinois University 855 9 (.4%) .4% 0 9 (100%) 610 $41,500 $70,600
Northwest Nazarene University 825 8 (.4%) 2.4% 0 8 (100%) 673 $36,500 $68,600
Abilene Christian University 628 7 (.3%) .9% 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 441 $42,000 $75,400
Gonzaga University 149 7 (.3%) .6% 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 220 $51,700 $85,200
University of Vermont 145 7 (.3%) .3% 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Whitman College 85 6 (.3%) 1.6% 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 211 $44,000 $85,800
Benedictine College 611 6 (.3%) 1.6% 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
Hampton University 720 5 (.2%) .8% 0 5 (100%) 483 $42,800 $74,300
University of Utah 388 5 (.2%) .1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
University of New Haven 706 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 517 $46,200 $73,100
Grand Valley State University 475 5 (.2%) .1% 0 5 (100%) 763 $41,500 $64,800
California State University-East Bay 1166 5 (.2%) .2% 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 131 $49,700 $90,600
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine 904 5 (.2%) 2.7% 0 5 (100%)
Thiel College 1269 4 (.2%) 2% 0 4 (100%)
Milwaukee School of Engineering 561 4 (.2%) .7% 0 4 (100%) 121 $63,500 $92,000
Saint Vincent College 316 3 (.1%) 1% 0 3 (100%)
Saint Michael's College 204 3 (.1%) .6% 0 3 (100%)
University of Northwestern-St Paul 536 3 (.1%) .5% 0 3 (100%)
Philadelphia University 483 3 (.1%) .5% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
Johns Hopkins University 33 3 (.1%) .2% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 92 $61,500 $94,600
University of Detroit Mercy 598 3 (.1%) .4% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
University of Colorado Boulder 226 3 (.1%) .1% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 96 $50,800 $94,300
Wentworth Institute of Technology 473 3 (.1%) .4% 0 3 (100%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
Drexel University 444 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
California State University-Los Angeles 1174 3 (.1%) .1% 0 3 (100%) 508 $42,200 $73,600
California State University-Long Beach 513 3 (.1%) % 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 233 $45,300 $84,200
San Jose State University 732 3 (.1%) % 0 3 (100%) 75 $56,800 $97,700
Roger Williams University 488 2 (.1%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 30 2 (.1%) % 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 67 $60,600 $98,900
Saint Mary's College of California 334 2 (.1%) .3% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 41 $50,000 $106,000
University of Akron Main Campus 1041 2 (.1%) .1% 0 2 (100%) 382 $46,600 $77,300
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington 854 2 (.1%) .3% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Maryville College 751 2 (.1%) .9% 0 2 (100%)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois 863 2 (.1%) 4.5% 0 2 (100%)
Michigan Technological University 400 2 (.1%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 49 $63,000 $102,000
Temple University 392 2 (.1%) % 0 2 (100%) 370 $45,600 $77,700
United States Air Force Academy 38 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 8 $68,800 $124,000
Ball State University 519 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
California Institute of Technology 5 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%)
SUNY Polytechnic Institute 654 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 359 $45,700 $78,300
Spelman College 234 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0
Saint Francis University 309 1 (%) .3% 0 1 (100%) 409 $44,300 $76,400
Oglethorpe University 792 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%) 398 $41,300 $76,800
Lubbock Christian University 1227 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 47 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
Bates College 99 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 13 $47,000 $119,000
Bethel College-Indiana 549 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 948 $38,900 $53,700
Wake Forest University 96 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 69 $49,300 $98,800
California Baptist University 793 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 829 $42,000 $62,200
Tufts University 34 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
Manchester University 1037 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%) 724 $47,600 $66,700
Eastern Nazarene College 845 1 (%) .5% 0 1 (100%)
Santa Clara University 39 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 12 $61,900 $121,000
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