Engineering Technologies

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast Region

19 Colleges
4,783 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,980 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast RegionEngineering Technologies is the #24 most popular major in the country with 19,475 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 4,783 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 19 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Tech Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in the Southeast Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools

Western Carolina University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. WCU is a large public school located in the distant town of Cullowhee. WCU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WCU is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $15,387. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WCU is about $67,549. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Morehead State University. Located in the remote town of Morehead, Morehead State University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Morehead State University is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $19,775. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University be around $88,394. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNC Charlotte is a fairly large public school located in the city of Charlotte. In addition to being on our best value list, UNC Charlotte has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNC Charlotte is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,314. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte is $123,732. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public school with a very large student population. ECU also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast Region rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at ECU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,107. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ECU is $115,915. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. U of Memphis is a fairly large public school located in the city of Memphis. U of Memphis also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #9.

The average student at U of Memphis graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,599. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of Memphis be around $101,083. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Pine Bluff, UAPB is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UAPB is 4.8 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $16,262. 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 UAPB is $77,732. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the large suburb of Highland Heights, NKU is a public school with a large student population. NKU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southeast Region list.

The average student at NKU graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,733. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NKU be around $110,121. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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North Carolina A & T State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. NC A&T is a large public school located in the large city of Greensboro.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at NC A&T to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,630. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from NC A&T is $95,723. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Fairmont State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Fairmont State is a small public school located in the distant town of Fairmont.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Fairmont State is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,675. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State is $90,308. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

Jackson State University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Jackson, Jackson State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Jackson State to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $17,869. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State is about $82,019. 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 colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 220
Florida 438
Virginia 491
Georgia 357
North Carolina 818
Alabama 784
Tennessee 392
West Virginia 165
South Carolina 107
Louisiana 376
Kentucky 531
Arkansas 104

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Quality Control Technology 939
Industrial Production Technology 746
General Engineering Technology 557
Engineering Technology (Other) 473
Construction Engineering Technology 462

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Majors Similar to Engineering Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 29,899
Engineering 27,507
Computer & Information Sciences 18,703
Physical Sciences 7,280
Mathematics & Statistics 5,139

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 19 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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