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2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

There are about 976,838 students enrolled in Engineering Technologies in the USA.

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popularity

Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

205,118

Vs. National Avg.

1197%

popularity Rank

#6

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$15K

Vs. National Avg.

-39%

cost Rank

#367

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$35K

Vs. National Avg.

-13%

salary Rank

#370

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

professors Rank

#346

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

students Rank

#377

SUMMARY

Majoring in Engineering Technologies is a valuable choice and often a mandatory first step for students planning to pursue a career as a lead mechanical engineer, an equipment engineer, or a computer aided design engineer. Interestingly, engineering technologies is of average popularity coming in at the 29th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 19,475 engineering technologies degrees conferred. In-state tuition for engineering technologies at private colleges is, on average, 3.9 times more spendy than their public fellows.

There are 404 colleges which offer engineering technologies. 404 institutions is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you are looking to surround yourself with other engineering technologies undergraduates, consider colleges in New York which have the most students admitted to engineering technologies annually. More generally, the best region to study engineering technologies is in the Southeast region with East Carolina University, ECPI University, and Columbia Southern University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study engineering technologies is the Big Ten Conference with Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best college for engineering technologies is Stanford University.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There can be tons of factors to think about when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could sway your inclinations on which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which engineering technologies school has the best campus, the answer is New York University. If you are very interested in which college is home to the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for engineering technologies is Washington University in St Louis. Curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks will probably surprise you.

If expense is a major influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California&nbspappears to be our most expensive university for engineering technologies, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the expense at University of Southern California&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that engineering technologies is the 197th most expensive major in America, with an average expense of $30,000. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for engineering technologies in the country is New Jersey with expenses at the main three schools equalling $41,154 at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, adding up to $30,160 at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and tuition and fees amounting to $30,160 at Stevens Institute of Technology. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for engineering technologies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Hartford with a cost of $39,220, Berklee College of Music with a cost of $44,360, and Wentworth Institute of Technology with a cost of $34,970.

Our cheapest region for engineering technologies is the Plains region which is represented by Bemidji State University with a cost of $7,858, Northwest Missouri State University with a cost of $10,738, and Grantham University with a cost of $7,080. More optimistically, the most affordable university for engineering technologies is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay around $9,100 for a degree in engineering technologies. That price swells substantially to an average of $19,400 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our choice for the college constituting the best value for engineering technologies: Stanford University. Here you can see our comprehensive list of the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Do know, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for engineering technologies majors can cover a wide range, but two years after completing the major students will typically earn around $64,700. There can be a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can enjoy pay up to $98,600. Right out of college, the lowest earning opportunities within the engineering technologies field earn $42,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads for engineering technologies studied at Stanford University&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of engineering technologies ranks solid, falling within the 55th percentile of all programs. The university with the most composite diversity for engineering technologies is New York University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Engineering Technologies only sits within the 78th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 61st percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 57% of scholars majoring in engineering technologies. Additionally, 82% of undergraduates pursuing an engineering technologies degree are men.

The median score of engineering technologies professors is 3.8 stars, a ranking which is 5% worse than the median for every major; which is a subpar score. If you want to find the most popular engineering technologies instructor nationally, consider looking up Shin Liu from Rio Hondo College. It may be a shock, but the top rated professors of engineering technologies according to students are found at Arizona State University-Tempe. If we consider data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the best professors for engineering technologies is Stanford University. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for engineering technologies is Stanford University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we hope you believe that considering academics with context mainly formed from superlatives can cause problems. We encourage you to read our other pages on individual colleges and read some of Authority's informative background pages on useful details to look out for as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | www.caltech.edu/

7%

Acceptance

2,319

Students

#9

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Franklin W Olin College of Engineering

Needham, MA | www.olin.edu/

16%

Acceptance

421

Students

#27

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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