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General Engineering&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
growing 5.99%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 2.3%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
declining -1.82%
Average Wage
growing 3.44%
People in Workforce
growing 4.13%
Average Employee Age
declining -0.16%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Engineering and the types of students that study this field. University of Maryland-College Park awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Franklin W Olin College of Engineering and Harvey Mudd College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Engineering. Tuition costs for General Engineering majors are, on average, $6,578 for in-state public colleges, and $36,596 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Engineering programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Engineering majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Engineering majors, by average wage, is Farm supplies merchant wholesalers.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Engineering in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering is 43.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Engineering degrees, and White students earn the majority (4,149) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Engineering field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Engineering majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Engineering majors need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Design.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for General Engineering majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Mathematics is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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