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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region

14 Colleges
3,187 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,454 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic RegionEngineering Technologies is the #24 most popular major in the country with 19,475 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 3,187 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 14 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering tech. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those engineering tech schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The engineering tech school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Engineering Tech Schools.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

Check out the engineering tech programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools

Our rankings recognize SUNY Polytechnic Institute as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Utica, SUNY Poly is a public school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, SUNY Poly has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

At SUNY Poly, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,848. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Poly be around $101,592. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY

Farmingdale State College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Farmingdale, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes the average student at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,747. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is $110,867. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Alfred State is a small public school located in the town of Alfred.

At Alfred State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,389. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Alfred State be around $95,377. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population. Penn College also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #3.

At Penn College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,330. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Penn College is $127,993. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy. As a testament to the quality of education offered at RPI, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

At RPI, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,782. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from RPI is $184,390. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. RIT not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average student at RIT graduates in less than 4.7 years, and it costs about $40,724 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from RIT is about $193,032. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. NJIT is a large public school located in the city of Newark. NJIT not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at NJIT to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,461. This means that the average student pays around $170,637 to get a bachelor’s degree from NJIT. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the suburb of Erie, Penn State Erie is a public school with a fairly small student population. Penn State Erie also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

It takes the average student at Penn State Erie about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $34,817. This means that the average student pays around $152,498 to get a bachelor’s degree from Penn State Erie. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the small suburb of Johnstown, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,033. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown is about $126,294. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#10

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Drexel, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The average student at Drexel graduates in less than 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $47,917. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Drexel is $225,689. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering technologies colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 984
New York 1,861
New Jersey 285
Maryland 42
District of Columbia 15

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technology 537
Electronics Engineering Technology 344
Quality Control Technology 312
General Engineering Technology 298
Computer Engineering Technology 295

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,578
Computer & Information Sciences 20,565
Engineering 20,177
Mathematics & Statistics 6,007
Physical Sciences 5,945

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KUKA Systems GmbH.

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