General Engineering Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

4,004

growing 17.4%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$5,519

growing 0.859%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$30,420

growing 0.297%

Average Wage

$86,413

growing 2.48%

People in Workforce

407,688

growing 6.66%

Average Employee Age

44.3

growing 0.441%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of General Engineering Technology degree recipients are Newark, NJ, Pasadena, CA, and Lakewood, WA. The locations with a relatively high number of General Engineering Technology degree recipients are Morrison, IL, Hamilton, OH, and Middletown, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Engineering Technology is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Engineering Technology and the types of students that study this field. New Jersey Institute of Technology awards the most degrees in General Engineering Technology in the US, but Morrison Institute of Technology and Miami University-Hamilton have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Engineering Technology.

Tuition costs for General Engineering Technology majors are, on average, $5,519 for in-state public colleges, and $30,420 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Engineering Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (105 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (2,405 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Engineering Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Engineering Technology, is Public, 4-year or above (2,405 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer General Engineering Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$5,519

Median In-State Public

$30,420

Median Out of State Private

New Jersey Institute of Technology has the most General Engineering Technology degree recipients, with 184 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer General Engineering Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Morrison Institute of Technology and Miami University-Hamilton have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Engineering Technology, with 83.3% and 16.5%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Engineering Technology

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Engineering Technologies majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$86,413

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,722

2.48%

1 Year Growth

± 4.36%

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Engineering Technologies majors working as Mechanical engineers, Materials engineers, and Electrical & electronics engineers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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407,688

2017 Workforce

± 15,654

6.66%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.66%, from 382,245 in 2016 to 407,688 in 2017.

The largest single share of Engineering Technologies graduates go on to work as Miscellaneous managers (8.79%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Engineering Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Construction, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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407,688

2017 Workforce

± 15,654

6.66%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.66%, from 382,245 in 2016 to 407,688 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Engineering Technologies graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Engineering Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Engineering Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering Technologies is 44.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Engineering Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,457) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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44.3

Average Age in 2017

± 0.485 Years

0.441%

1 Year Change

± 1.57%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Engineering Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 52 and 43 years old, which represent 3.04% and 3.02% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Engineering Technology are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Engineering Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (85.7%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,457 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien

    440 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    393 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Engineering Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    821 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien Male

    117 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in General Engineering Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    53,772 degree recipients

  2. China

    4,600 degree recipients

  3. Philippines

    3,125 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. India

    7.42 times more than expected

  2. Bulgaria

    2.77 times more than expected

  3. Ukraine

    2.52 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Engineering Technologies degrees (7.42 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (53,772 degree recipients).

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