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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region

6 Colleges
2,259 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,855 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest 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, 2,259 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 6 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 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.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in the Southwest 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 Southwest Region

#1

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize University of Houston as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, U of H has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region ranking.

At U of H, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,217. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H is about $116,503. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the town of Stillwater, Oklahoma State is a public school with a very large student population. Oklahoma State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Oklahoma State to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,971 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $119,212 to get a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public school with a fairly large student population. Tarleton also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #4.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Tarleton is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,595. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton is about $101,226. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Las Cruces. As a testament to the quality of education offered at New Mexico State University - Main Campus, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes the average student at New Mexico State University - Main Campus about 4.8 years to graduate, and it costs about $24,597 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University - Main Campus is $116,836. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#5

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Our rankings recognize Lamar University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Beaumont, Lamar University is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Lamar University has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Lamar University is 4.9 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,802. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University is about $111,502. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - Kingsville as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Texas A&M Kingsville is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Kingsville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas A&M Kingsville, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Texas A&M Kingsville about 4.6 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,950. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Kingsville is about $123,162. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 93
Texas 1,702
Oklahoma 375
New Mexico 89

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Construction Engineering Technology 782
Industrial Production Technology 356
Mechanical Engineering Technology 243
Electronics Engineering Technology 162
Computer Engineering Technology 161

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,674
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 13,102
Computer & Information Sciences 8,301
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,370
Physical Sciences 2,984

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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