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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in North Carolina

4 Colleges
818 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,360 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in North CarolinaEngineering Technologies is the #21 most popular major in North Carolina with 818 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.2% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in North Carolina ranking, we looked at 4 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.

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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 North Carolina

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

Best Value Engineering Tech Schools in North Carolina

Our rankings recognize Western Carolina University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. WCU is a large public school located in the distant town of Cullowhee. WCU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in North Carolina list.

At WCU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend 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. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNC Charlotte is a very large public school located in the large city of Charlotte. UNC Charlotte did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in North Carolina list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UNC Charlotte to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,314. 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 UNC Charlotte is $123,732. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the 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 North Carolina rankings.

At ECU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,107. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from ECU is $115,915. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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North Carolina A & T State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. NC A&T is a large public school located in the large city of Greensboro. In addition to being on our best value list, NC A&T has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in North Carolina ranking.

At NC A&T, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,630. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the NC A&T is $95,723. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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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
Alabama 784
Tennessee 392
West Virginia 165
South Carolina 107
Louisiana 376
Kentucky 531
Arkansas 104

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 260
Engineering Technology (Other) 198
Environmental Control Technology 100
Mechanical Engineering Technology 85
General Engineering Technology 64

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Majors Similar to Engineering Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,042
Engineering 2,926
Computer & Information Sciences 2,606
Physical Sciences 1,179
Mathematics & Statistics 1,032

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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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