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

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

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Arizona State University-Polytechnic 315 150 (5.9%) 18.6% 13 (9%) 137 (91%)
East Carolina University 511 115 (4.5%) 2.4% 21 (18%) 94 (82%) 642 $43,100 $69,800
University of California-Davis 103 109 (4.3%) 1.4% 21 (19%) 88 (81%) 72 $51,800 $98,400
Michigan State University 168 109 (4.3%) 1.2% 25 (23%) 84 (77%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
Calvin College 292 99 (3.9%) 11.1% 15 (15%) 84 (85%) 492 $43,600 $74,000
Brown University 18 98 (3.8%) 6.3% 34 (35%) 64 (65%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Mercer University 406 94 (3.7%) 9.4% 21 (22%) 73 (78%) 775 $47,900 $64,400
McNeese State University 1096 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 225 67 (2.6%) 11.1% 12 (18%) 55 (82%) 586 $46,000 $71,300
James Madison University 145 55 (2.2%) 1.2% 9 (16%) 46 (84%) 202 $49,500 $86,600
Stony Brook University 180 54 (2.1%) 1.3% 14 (26%) 40 (74%) 96 $50,100 $94,300
Montana Technological University 1060 53 (2.1%) 13.4% 3 (6%) 50 (94%) 159 $58,300 $88,600
University of Southern Indiana 1072 48 (1.9%) 3% 5 (10%) 43 (90%) 784 $39,300 $64,100
Olivet Nazarene University 605 47 (1.8%) 5.9% 5 (11%) 42 (89%) 543 $45,300 $72,500
Walla Walla University 872 47 (1.8%) 14.1% 5 (11%) 42 (89%) 231 $51,000 $84,300
Geneva College 550 47 (1.8%) 13% 6 (13%) 41 (87%) 785 $43,700 $64,000
Hope College 247 47 (1.8%) 6.4% 13 (28%) 34 (72%) 450 $41,400 $75,100
University of Virginia-Main Campus 15 44 (1.7%) 1.1% 16 (36%) 28 (64%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering 22 44 (1.7%) 53.7% 27 (61%) 17 (39%)
John Brown University 443 41 (1.6%) 9.7% 6 (15%) 35 (85%) 670 $38,900 $68,800
Texas Christian University 197 39 (1.5%) 1.9% 11 (28%) 28 (72%) 383 $47,800 $77,200
College of Staten Island CUNY 38 (1.5%) 2.5% 7 (18%) 31 (82%) 176 $45,300 $87,600
Loyola University Maryland 221 38 (1.5%) 3.9% 7 (18%) 31 (82%) 49 $51,800 $102,000
Frostburg State University 937 37 (1.5%) 3.5% 1 (3%) 36 (97%) 535 $41,000 $72,700
Minnesota State University-Mankato 894 37 (1.5%) 1.6% 4 (11%) 33 (89%) 341 $45,600 $79,500
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 148 36 (1.4%) .6% 7 (19%) 29 (81%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
University of Hartford 636 36 (1.4%) 3.6% 12 (33%) 24 (67%) 161 $49,100 $88,400
Smith College 86 35 (1.4%) 5.5% 35 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Swarthmore College 14 35 (1.4%) 9% 10 (29%) 25 (71%)
Elizabethtown College 230 33 (1.3%) 8.3% 4 (12%) 29 (88%) 321 $41,500 $80,800
George Fox University 411 32 (1.3%) 4.8% 3 (9%) 29 (91%) 687 $49,700 $68,100
The University of Tennessee-Martin 888 30 (1.2%) 2.4% 9 (30%) 21 (70%) 901 $40,100 $58,100
Fort Lewis College 1302 29 (1.1%) 4% 5 (17%) 24 (83%) 600 $42,100 $70,900
University of North Carolina at Asheville 540 28 (1.1%) 3.6% 5 (18%) 23 (82%) 886 $36,300 $59,300
Trinity College 107 25 (1%) 4.3% 7 (28%) 18 (72%)
Gonzaga University 144 21 (.8%) 1.6% 4 (19%) 17 (81%) 220 $51,700 $85,200
Marshall University 970 21 (.8%) 1.4% 1 (5%) 20 (95%) 709 $40,400 $67,200
Saint Vincent College 355 20 (.8%) 5.1% 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
Abilene Christian University 656 20 (.8%) 2.7% 5 (25%) 15 (75%) 441 $42,000 $75,400
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 968 19 (.7%) 1% 5 (26%) 14 (74%) 682 $40,900 $68,300
Bob Jones University 452 19 (.7%) 3.8% 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
Wentworth Institute of Technology 462 17 (.7%) 1.9% 3 (18%) 14 (82%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
Oral Roberts University 638 16 (.6%) 4.2% 5 (31%) 11 (69%) 687 $40,100 $68,100
University of Alaska Anchorage 1376 16 (.6%) 1.4% 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 338 $52,400 $79,700
Cornell University 26 15 (.6%) .4% 6 (40%) 9 (60%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
Lafayette College 60 15 (.6%) 2.5% 7 (47%) 8 (53%) 40 $55,900 $107,000
Seattle Pacific University 454 15 (.6%) 1.8% 5 (33%) 10 (67%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
Drexel University 448 14 (.5%) .4% 5 (36%) 9 (64%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
United States Naval Academy 19 13 (.5%) 1.2% 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 7 $72,900 $125,000
Baylor University 250 12 (.5%) .4% 6 (50%) 6 (50%) 259 $49,700 $82,900
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1351 11 (.4%) 2.1% 0 11 (100%) 331 $39,200 $80,300
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 487 11 (.4%) 1.9% 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
Old Dominion University 691 11 (.4%) .3% 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 471 $45,200 $74,600
University of Utah 331 11 (.4%) .2% 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Western Illinois University 851 11 (.4%) .5% 0 11 (100%) 610 $41,500 $70,600
Andrews University 713 10 (.4%) 2.7% 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
California State University-Long Beach 527 9 (.4%) .1% 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 233 $45,300 $84,200
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 1211 9 (.4%) 1.8% 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
Miami University-Oxford 121 9 (.4%) .2% 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
University of Mississippi 370 8 (.3%) .2% 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 498 $42,400 $73,900
Western Carolina University 573 8 (.3%) .4% 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 855 $39,200 $61,100
Hampton University 963 8 (.3%) 1.3% 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 483 $42,800 $74,300
The University of Texas at El Paso 1171 8 (.3%) .2% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 466 $40,600 $74,700
University of Colorado Boulder 210 8 (.3%) .1% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 96 $50,800 $94,300
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington 758 7 (.3%) 1% 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
Northwest Nazarene University 837 6 (.2%) 2% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 673 $36,500 $68,600
University of the Incarnate Word 952 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 824 $45,000 $62,400
Oglethorpe University 679 5 (.2%) 2.7% 0 5 (100%) 398 $41,300 $76,800
University of New Haven 649 5 (.2%) .4% 0 5 (100%) 517 $46,200 $73,100
California Baptist University 677 5 (.2%) .3% 0 5 (100%) 829 $42,000 $62,200
Saint Michael's College 298 5 (.2%) 1.1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois 859 4 (.2%) 9.5% 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
Milwaukee School of Engineering 417 4 (.2%) .7% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 121 $63,500 $92,000
Bethel College-Indiana 562 4 (.2%) 1.3% 0 4 (100%) 948 $38,900 $53,700
University of Akron Main Campus 1052 4 (.2%) .1% 0 4 (100%) 382 $46,600 $77,300
Taylor University 235 4 (.2%) .9% 0 4 (100%)
Tufts University 38 4 (.2%) .3% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
Benedictine College 468 4 (.2%) 1.1% 0 4 (100%)
Temple University 391 3 (.1%) % 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 370 $45,600 $77,700
California State University-Los Angeles 1113 3 (.1%) .1% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 508 $42,200 $73,600
Grand Valley State University 425 3 (.1%) .1% 0 3 (100%) 763 $41,500 $64,800
Whitman College 106 3 (.1%) .8% 0 3 (100%) 211 $44,000 $85,800
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton 622 3 (.1%) 5.6% 0 3 (100%)
California Institute of Technology 6 3 (.1%) 1.2% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
Saint Augustine's University 1537 3 (.1%) 2.2% 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 77 3 (.1%) 1.6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 914 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 543 $44,500 $72,500
California State University-East Bay 1126 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 131 $49,700 $90,600
University of Vermont 147 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Johns Hopkins University 30 2 (.1%) .1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 92 $61,500 $94,600
SUNY Polytechnic Institute 564 2 (.1%) .4% 0 2 (100%) 359 $45,700 $78,300
Michigan Technological University 421 2 (.1%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 49 $63,000 $102,000
Lubbock Christian University 1184 2 (.1%) .6% 0 2 (100%)
George Washington University 96 2 (.1%) .1% 0 2 (100%) 166 $49,500 $88,200
Saint Mary's College of California 284 2 (.1%) .3% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 41 $50,000 $106,000
Santa Clara University 91 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 12 $61,900 $121,000
Wake Forest University 109 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 69 $49,300 $98,800
San Jose State University 733 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 75 $56,800 $97,700
Maryville College 826 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%)
Washington University in St Louis 21 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 47 $56,700 $103,000
Eastern Nazarene College 903 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine 1020 1 (%) .6% 0 1 (100%)
University of Northwestern-St Paul 490 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%)
Ball State University 524 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
University of Rochester 66 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 93 $55,400 $94,400
Colorado School of Mines 133 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 22 $65,200 $114,000
University of Detroit Mercy 461 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
Roger Williams University 485 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 32 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 67 $60,600 $98,900
Northwestern University 16 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 49 $56,800 $102,000
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