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2022 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

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953

Graduates Per Year

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$72K

Average Salary

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#214

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

953

85% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

45

77% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

213

Computer Graphics

962

214

Science, Technology and Society

953

215

Agricultural Production Operations

947

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$40,481

27% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

87

Music Performance

$40,594

88

Science, Technology and Society

$40,481

89

Secondary Education and Teaching

$40,460

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TOP

10

Salary

Very High Salary

$69,384

80% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

9

Industrial Engineering

$69,699

10

Science, Technology and Society

$69,384

11

Construction Engineering Technology

$68,662

Professors

Average

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

152

Non-Profit Management

153

Science, Technology and Society

154

Elementary Education and Teaching

Students

Diverse

4.2/5

14.19% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

92

Political Science and Government

93

Science, Technology and Society

94

Teaching English as a Second Language

SUMMARY

A degree in Science, Technology and Society is not only a valuable choice, but typically an obligatory first step for pupils wanting to begin a career as a public health administrator, a clinical research administrator, or a curriculum designer. In fact, nationally, science, technology and society is a very rare major coming in at the 214th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 953 science, technology and society graduates. In-state tuition for science, technology and society at private universities is, on average, 4.3 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

With only 45 institutions offering this degree there could be limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other science, technology and society undergrads, consider universities in New York which have more undergrads admitted to science, technology and society than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to study science, technology and society is in the Mid East region with Georgetown University, Farmingdale State College, and Vassar College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study science, technology and society is the Skyline Conference with Farmingdale State College representing the conference. From our extensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best university for science, technology and society is Stanford University.

The overall best school might not actually be the best school for every student. There might be many more angels to think about when choosing ​university. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely alter one's decision of which university to attend. At authority.org, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which science, technology and society school has the top campus, the winner is Stanford University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college has the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life here and our selection of the school with the best student life for science, technology and society is Georgetown University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top choices. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.

If cost is a major factor in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about Vassar College. Vassar College is the most expensive college for science, technology and society, at least regarding out of state attendance. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive universities that might put the price tag at Vassar College into perspective. For more context, you could care to know that science, technology and society is the 88th most expensive major in the nation, with an average associated cost of $40,500. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for science, technology and society in the nation is Rhode Island with costs at the primary university, Brown University, of $57,112. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for science, technology and society is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Wesleyan University with a cost of $56,704, Colby College with a cost of $54,870, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for science, technology and society is the Southwest region which is represented by Arizona State University-Tempe with a cost of $28,800 and Texas Tech University with a cost of $16,704. On the bright side, the most affordable school for science, technology and society is Eastern Michigan University. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $12,500 for a degree in science, technology and society. That price grows by a lot to an average of $29,300 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our pick for the school with the best value for science, technology and society: Stanford University. Here you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we believe to be the best value overall. With that said, this idea is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for science, technology and society students differ a lot, but two years after completing the major students will regularly earn around $72,000. There is a lot of variation in earnings; top earners can bring in up to $134,100. Straight out of school, the minimum earning positions within the science, technology and society field make $39,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for science, technology and society have come from Stanford University and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of science, technology and society is pretty high, falling in the 77th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for science, technology and society is Brown University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Science, Technology and Society stands only within the 32nd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 67th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 56% of scholars studying science, technology and society. Additionally, 53% of undergraduates pursuing a science, technology and society major are men.

The median ranking for science, technology and society professors is 4.1 stars, a rating which is 2% higher than the average score for all majors; which is a good score. If you want the most popular science, technology and society instructor in the nation, consider looking up Darrell Andrews from Northern Virginia Community College. It might be shocking, but the best ranked instructors for science, technology and society from student rankings are found at The University of Alabama. If we consider data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best instructors for science, technology and society is Stanford University. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for science, technology and society is Stanford University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we do hope you believe that looking at the higher education world with context mainly built on superlatives could cause issues. We hope you explore our other pages on different colleges and peruse a few of our background pages on beneficial things to look for as your school search continues.

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Georgetown University

#1 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Georgetown University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 13th in the United States. It has a total of 8,325 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 14.36% of applicants. Georgetown University offers 184 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, International Economics, and Political Science and Government programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,440 per year, Georgetown University is very expensive. 87.04% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $93,500 per year, which is 125% above the national median.

Washington, DC

www.georgetown.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

22,534

Students

#13

Ranking

$55,440

Tuition

Farmingdale State College

#2 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Farmingdale State College is a mid-sized public college located in Farmingdale, NY ranked 89th in New York. It has a total of 12,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.89% acceptance rate. Farmingdale State College offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, Computer Programming, and Electrical Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, Farmingdale State College is moderately priced. 39.55% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,700 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Farmingdale, NY

www.farmingdale.edu/

C+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

12,831

Students

#793

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Stanford University

#3 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

Brown University

#4 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

James Madison University

#5 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

James Madison University is a very large public college located in Harrisonburg, VA ranked 281st in the nation. It has a total of 21,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.75% of applicants. James Madison University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Speech-Language Pathology, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,250 for students from Virginia and $23,564 for those from out-of-state, James Madison University is reasonably pricey. 78.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $56,600 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Harrisonburg, VA

www.jmu.edu/

A-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

24,152

Students

#281

Ranking

$23,564

Tuition

Wesleyan University

#6 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Wesleyan University is a small private liberal arts college located in Middletown, CT ranked 48th in America. It has a total of 3,261 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 16.48% acceptance rate. Wesleyan University offers 85 different majors and is best known for its Italian Studies, American Studies, and Physiological Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,704 per year, Wesleyan University is exceptionally expensive. 89.47% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home close to $54,700 per year, which is 32% above the national median.

Middletown, CT

www.wesleyan.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

3,524

Students

#48

Ranking

$56,704

Tuition

Northwestern University

#7 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

#18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#8 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Vanderbilt University is a large private university located in Nashville, TN ranked 17th in America. It has a total of 6,974 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.12% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt University offers 245 different majors and is best known for its Teacher Education and Professional Development, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,800 per year, Vanderbilt University is exceptionally high-priced. 86.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $69,000 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

#17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

Vassar College

#9 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Vassar College is a small private liberal arts college located in Poughkeepsie, NY ranked 60th in the United States. It has a total of 2,603 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.74% acceptance rate. Vassar College offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Italian Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, and Urban Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,910 per year, Vassar College is exceptionally high-priced. 91.07% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $54,600 per year, which is 31% over the national median.

Poughkeepsie, NY

www.vassar.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

2,603

Students

#60

Ranking

$57,910

Tuition

Colby College

#10 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Colby College is a small private liberal arts college located in Waterville, ME ranked 32nd in the United States. It has a total of 2,150 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.67% acceptance rate. Colby College offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Latin American Studies, Global Studies, and Physiological Psychology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,870 per year, Colby College is exceptionally expensive. 89.63% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home about $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Waterville, ME

www.colby.edu

A+

Rating

10%

Acceptance

2,150

Students

#32

Ranking

$54,870

Tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

#11 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Arizona State University-Tempe is a very large public university located in Tempe, AZ ranked 1st in Arizona. It has a total of 46,314 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.47% of applicants. Arizona State University-Tempe offers 353 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Urban Planning, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Tempe is reasonably pricey. 60.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw about $47,700 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

Tempe, AZ

www.asu.edu/

A-

Rating

86%

Acceptance

56,567

Students

#313

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 49th in the US. It has a total of 17,400 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 20.58% of applicants. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 different majors and is best known for its Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,258 for in-state students and $31,370 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 78.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $79,100 per year, which is 90% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gatech.edu

A+

Rating

21%

Acceptance

38,951

Students

#49

Ranking

$31,370

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#13 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#14 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Beloit College

#15 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Beloit College is a small private liberal arts college located in Beloit, WI ranked 234th in America. It has a total of 1,379 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 62.05% acceptance rate. Beloit College offers 61 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Science, Technology and Society, and Anthropology programs (nationally ranked 10th, 15th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,050 per year, Beloit College is exceptionally pricey. 80.6% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn approximately $42,400 per year, which is 2% over the national median.

Beloit, WI

www.beloit.edu

A-

Rating

62%

Acceptance

1,379

Students

#234

Ranking

$51,050

Tuition

Butler University

#16 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Butler University is a mid-sized private institution located in Indianapolis, IN ranked 197th in the US. It has a total of 4,813 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.17% of applicants. Butler University offers 100 different majors and is best known for its Recording Arts Technology, Sports Communication, and Insurance programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,370 per year, Butler University is rather expensive. 78.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $56,600 per year, which is 36% above the national median.

Indianapolis, IN

www.butler.edu

A

Rating

73%

Acceptance

5,863

Students

#197

Ranking

$41,370

Tuition

Texas Tech University

#17 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Texas Tech University is a very large public university located in Lubbock, TX ranked 18th in Texas. It has a total of 33,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 7/10ths of applicants. Texas Tech University offers 215 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Public Services, Human Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,744 for students from Texas and $16,704 for those from out-of-state, Texas Tech University is moderately priced. 58.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

#431

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

Michigan State University

#18 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

University of Puget Sound

#19 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

University of Puget Sound is a small private liberal arts college located in Tacoma, WA ranked 277th in America. It has a total of 2,408 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting around 5 in every 6 applicants. University of Puget Sound offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Painting, Biological and Physical Sciences, and German Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 15th, 17th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,470 per year, University of Puget Sound is very high-priced. 74.01% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home close to $52,700 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Tacoma, WA

www.pugetsound.edu

A-

Rating

84%

Acceptance

2,719

Students

#277

Ranking

$51,470

Tuition

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

#20 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

University of Washington-Bothell Campus is a mid-sized public university located in Bothell, WA ranked 243rd in America. It has a total of 6,501 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.14% of applicants. University of Washington-Bothell Campus offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Science, Technology and Society, and Humanities programs (nationally ranked 7th, 20th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,370 for students from Washington and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Bothell Campus is quite pricey. 77.21% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% over the national median.

Bothell, WA

www.uwb.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

7,188

Students

#243

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

New Jersey Institute of Technology

#21 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a large public university located in Newark, NJ ranked 229th in America. It has a total of 9,769 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.81% acceptance rate. New Jersey Institute of Technology offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 10th, 11th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,448 for students from New Jersey and $30,160 for those from out-of-state, New Jersey Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately high-priced. 64.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $68,500 per year, which is 65% greater than the national median.

Newark, NJ

www.njit.edu/

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

13,236

Students

#229

Ranking

$30,160

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Eastern Michigan University

#23 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Eastern Michigan University is a large public institution located in Ypsilanti, MI ranked 38th in Michigan. It has a total of 18,388 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly less than 75% of applicants. Eastern Michigan University offers 350 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Recreational Therapy, and Occupational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 18th, 20th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,658 per year, Eastern Michigan University is pretty low-priced. 42.58% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home close to $39,300 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Ypsilanti, MI

www.emich.edu

C

Rating

74%

Acceptance

22,327

Students

#1378

Ranking

$13,658

Tuition

Troy University

#24 Best Colleges for Science, Technology and Society

Troy University is a large public college located in Troy, AL ranked 25th in Alabama. It has a total of 16,107 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting faintly north of 7 in 8 applicants. Troy University offers 91 different majors and is best known for its American Sign Language and Science, Technology and Society programs, which are respectively ranked 16th and 24th in America. With an annual tuition of $7,800 for in-state students and $15,600 for those from out-of-state, Troy University is moderately priced. 28.71% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn approximately $37,000 per year, which is 11% less than the national median.

Troy, AL

www.troy.edu

D+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

21,039

Students

#2413

Ranking

$15,600

Tuition