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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York

7 Colleges
1,861 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,830 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New YorkWith 1,861 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering technologies is the #19 most popular major in New York. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 9.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York ranking, we looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in New York

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

Best Value Engineering Tech Schools in New York

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Utica, SUNY Poly is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SUNY Poly, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Poly is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,848. 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 Poly is $101,592. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY

Farmingdale State College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the suburb of Farmingdale, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a public college with a medium-sized student population. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York list.

At SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $24,747 per year to attend the school. 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. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Our rankings recognize Alfred State College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Alfred State is a small public school located in the town of Alfred. Alfred State also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York rankings.

It takes the average student at Alfred State about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,389. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Alfred State is $95,377. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the #4 school in this year's rankings. RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy. RPI not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at RPI to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $42,782. This means that the average student pays around $184,390 to get a bachelor’s degree from RPI. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Rochester Institute of Technology as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. RIT also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at RIT is 4.7 years, and it costs about $40,724 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from RIT be around $193,032. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Flushing. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York list.

The average student at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $42,435. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is $194,777. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Buffalo State is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Buffalo. In addition to being on our best value list, Buffalo State has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Buffalo State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,885. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State is about $115,188. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Technologies Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 984
New Jersey 285
Maryland 42
District of Columbia 15

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technology 419
Nuclear Engineering Technology 268
Electronics Engineering Technology 266
Computer Engineering Technology 255
Engineering-Related Fields 218

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,509
Computer & Information Sciences 7,593
Engineering 7,376
Mathematics & Statistics 2,713
Physical Sciences 2,538

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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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