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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania

6 Colleges
984 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,847 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in PennsylvaniaWith 984 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering technologies is the #21 most popular major in Pennsylvania. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 5.1% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering tech. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those engineering tech schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Tech Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in Pennsylvania

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Engineering Tech Schools in Pennsylvania

Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania College of Technology as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Penn College, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania ranking.

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. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the 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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Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Erie, Penn State Erie is a public school with a fairly small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Penn State Erie has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania ranking.

It takes the average student at Penn State Erie about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,817. 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 Penn State Erie is $152,498. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown. Located in the small suburb of Johnstown, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown is a public college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania ranking.

At University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,033. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown be around $126,294. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Drexel, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania ranking.

It takes the average student at Drexel about 4.7 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $47,917. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Drexel is $225,689. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia. In addition to being on our best value list, Temple has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Temple to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,027. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Temple be around $158,159. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Millersville, Millersville is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Millersville also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #6.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Millersville to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,955. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Millersville is $137,440. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

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

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Quality Control Technology 312
Industrial Production Technology 161
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 107
Mechanical Engineering Technology 106
Civil Engineering Technology 54

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 6,878
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5,947
Computer & Information Sciences 4,840
Physical Sciences 2,053
Mathematics & Statistics 1,701

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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