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General Engineering Schools in Pennsylvania

476 Engineering students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In this state, General Engineering is the 95th most popular major 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 257
Associate Degree 162
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 32
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 13
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 13
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 13
Master’s Degree 10
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 4.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.8%
  • White: 71.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.0%
  • Other Races: 7.1%
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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.

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Wages for General Engineering Jobs in Pennsylvania

Engineering grads earn an average of $114,870 in the state and $113,680 nationwide.

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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
1,349 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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#2

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
3,370 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. 56% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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48 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
13,519 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 92% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $69,800 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 60% of students receive it.

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37 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,989 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 23% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $28,700 after graduation.

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32 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
32,277 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. A typical student attending Pitt will pay a net price of $27,938. 78% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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#6

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore
31 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
1,437 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,300 a year.

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#7

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
1,881 Total Students

The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,937. It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate.

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29 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,514 Total Students

57% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $56,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree at Lafayette.

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25 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,376 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

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24 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
1,634 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 3.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This private institution charges an average net price of $16,634.

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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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