Engineering Technologies

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region

5 Colleges
797 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,091 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, engineering technologies was ranked #24 in the country. In fact 19,475 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 797 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering tech. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on engineering tech schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in the New England Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for engineering tech majors.

Best Value Engineering Tech Schools in the New England Region

#1

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Fitchburg. In addition to being on our best value list, Fitchburg State has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Fitchburg State is 4.4 years, and it costs about $23,143 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State be around $102,755. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. UMaine is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Orono. UMaine not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region list.

At UMaine, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,976. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UMaine is $144,765. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Central Connecticut State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. CCSU is a large public school located in the large suburb of New Britain. CCSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CCSU is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,332. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from CCSU be around $134,927. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Wentworth Institute of Technology as the #4 school in this year's rankings. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WIT, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region ranking.

At WIT, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $40,545. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WIT is $171,911. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Southern Maine landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. University of Southern Maine is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Portland. University of Southern Maine also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region list, coming in at #5.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at University of Southern Maine to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,459. 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 University of Southern Maine is $112,267. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 52
Maine 142
Rhode Island 82
Massachusetts 246
New Hampshire 122
Connecticut 153

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Engineering Technology (Other) 198
Mechanical Engineering Technology 135
Electronics Engineering Technology 116
Quality Control Technology 84
Industrial Production Technology 58

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Majors Similar to Engineering Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,454
Engineering 7,932
Computer & Information Sciences 6,450
Mathematics & Statistics 3,193
Natural Resources & Conservation 2,315

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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