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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Kentucky

4 Colleges
531 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,802 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, 531 bachelor's degrees were awarded to engineering technologies students who went to a Kentucky college or university. This makes it the #16 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.7% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Kentucky ranking looked at 4 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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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Engineering Tech Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in Kentucky

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 Kentucky

Morehead State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Morehead, Morehead State University is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Morehead State University has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Morehead State University to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,775. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University be around $88,394. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Highland Heights, NKU is a public school with a fairly large student population. NKU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Kentucky list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at NKU is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,733. 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 NKU is $110,121. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Kentucky University. Eastern is a fairly large public school located in the town of Richmond. Eastern also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Kentucky list, coming in at #4.

It takes the average student at Eastern about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,304. This means that the average student pays around $109,125 to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Kentucky University. Located in the city of Bowling Green, WKU is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, WKU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Kentucky ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WKU is 4.5 years, and it costs about $27,395 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 WKU is $123,278. 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 Southeast Region

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

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

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Quality Control Technology 179
Industrial Production Technology 82
General Engineering Technology 70
Civil Engineering Technology 45
Construction Engineering Technology 40

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,219
Engineering 1,081
Computer & Information Sciences 654
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 598
Physical Sciences 420

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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