Engineering, the “Most Valuable Degree” in Higher Ed

Staffingtalk.com recently commented on a write-up by Fred Wilson of AVC titled “The Value of an Engineering Degree.” It’s a pretty interested article and you should check it out if you’re an engineer, considering becoming one, or a teacher of potential engineers.

Interesting quotes from the article include the following.

• “NYC [and much of the world] is starved for the kind of technical, quantitative, and analytical minds that engineering schools generate.”

• “With an engineering degree and in a big city…they can earn more in a year than their parents combined.”

• “There are more technical jobs open than qualified candidates to fill them. It is the one bright spot in an otherwise bleak employment picture.”

• “We need to be investing in our engineering schools and…in a K-12 education that gets our children ready to go to these schools.”

We could not agree more. And check out this table of ROIs on engineering degrees:

20-year-ROI-on-education

Finally, make sure to check out the comments. There are some great ones from engineers.

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