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General Engineering Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 493 students earned their Engineering degrees in PA.

In terms of popularity, General Engineering is the 95th most popular major in the state out of a total 328 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Engineering Majors in Pennsylvania

Engineering majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 301
Associate’s Degree 108
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 43
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 25
Master’s Degree 15
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a engineering major is more popular with men than with women.

General Engineering Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of engineering majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.5%
  • White: 67.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.1%
  • Other Races: 7.1%
General Engineering Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Engineering Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 15,020 people employed in jobs related to an engineering degree, compared to 367,850 nationwide.

General Engineering Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for General Engineering Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a engineering grad in the state is $114,870, compared to a typical salary of $113,680 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 33 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer engineering degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Geneva College

Beaver Falls
67 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
1,543 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Geneva. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#2

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
3,375 Total Students

54% of the teachers are full time. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
14,029 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 0.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,314 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $10,931. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $28,758. 78% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Pitt.

#6

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore
31 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
1,559 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate.

#7

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,687 Total Students

73% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
2,642 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $29,884. Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,081 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 17% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,800 a year.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
1,867 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,537. The full-time teacher rate is 97%. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate.

General Engineering Careers in PA

Some of the careers engineering majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Engineering Professors 12% $98,010
Engineers 8% $93,400
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7% $143,610

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to engineering.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Mechanical Engineering 2,367
Electrical Engineering 1,561
Civil Engineering 981
Chemical Engineering 878
Biomedical Engineering 852
Computer Engineering 714
Industrial Engineering 472
Other Engineering 375

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