If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in general engineering, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #116 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.
College Factual reviewed 5 schools in the Southwest Region to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of general engineering. Combined, these schools handed out 280 bachelor's degrees in general engineering to qualified students.
Choosing a Great General Engineering School for Your Bachelor's Degree
Your choice of general engineering for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their bachelor's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their bachelor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on general engineering students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - The number of general engineering students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
Student Debt - How much debt general engineering students go into to obtain their bachelor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized general engineering related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for general engineering students working on their bachelor's degree.
Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best General Engineering Bachelor's Degree Schools in the Southwest Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.
In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you.
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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study General Engineering in the Southwest Region
Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in general engineering.
Top Southwest Region Schools for a Bachelor's in Engineering
It's hard to beat Arizona State University - Tempe if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in general engineering. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Tempe.
Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the engineering program report average early career earnings of $63,561.
It is hard to beat Texas Christian University if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in general engineering. Located in the large city of Fort Worth, TCU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.
Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the engineering program state that they receive average early career earnings of $63,234.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).