Engineering Technologies

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region

3 Colleges
812 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,972 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains RegionEngineering Technologies is the #24 most popular major in the country with 19,475 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 812 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, we looked at 3 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.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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 the Rocky Mountains Region

#1

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the town of Cedar City, Southern Utah University is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Southern Utah University has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Southern Utah University to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,783. 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 Southern Utah University is $110,115. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Weber State University. Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, WSU has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

At WSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.9 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,208. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WSU is $113,951. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Montana State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public school with a large student population. MSU Bozeman also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #1.

The average student at MSU Bozeman graduates in less than 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,926. 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 MSU Bozeman is $157,756. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering technologies schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 322
Idaho 152
Utah 248
Montana 90

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Construction Engineering Technology 210
Mechanical Engineering Technology 198
Engineering-Related Fields 103
Computer Engineering Technology 84
Industrial Production Technology 76

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 6,370
Computer & Information Sciences 6,083
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5,887
Physical Sciences 1,478
Mathematics & Statistics 1,157

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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