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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New York

7 Colleges
1,861 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,005 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New YorkWith 1,861 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering technologies is the #19 most popular major in New York. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 9.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New York ranking, we looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering tech. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality engineering technologies programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the engineering technologies program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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The engineering tech school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Engineering Tech Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in New York

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Rochester Institute of Technology has taken the #1 spot in this year's engineering technologies ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, RIT has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 2,247 students at RIT that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,596 part time students in attendance at RIT. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Flushing. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.7%. There are approximately 395 students at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology that take at least one class online. 245 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY

Farmingdale State College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Farmingdale, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a public college with a medium-sized student population. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.3%. There are approximately 1,989 students at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale that take at least one class online. About 2,254 of the students at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best engineering technologies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize suburb of Utica, SUNY Poly is a public college with a small student population. SUNY Poly also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York list, coming in at #3.

About 4.4% of SUNY Poly students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 727 students at SUNY Poly that take at least one class online. 878 students are part time. SUNY Poly does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best engineering technologies schools for non-traditional students. Alfred State is a small public school located in the town of Alfred. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Alfred State, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York ranking.

The student loan default rate at Alfred State is lower than is typical, just 7.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 560 students at Alfred State that take at least one class online. 281 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Buffalo State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Buffalo. Buffalo State also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York rankings.

The student loan default rate at Buffalo State is lower than is typical, just 8.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,962 students at Buffalo State that take at least one class online. 1,424 of Buffalo State students are attending part time. Buffalo State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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New York City College of Technology comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Brooklyn, City Tech is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at City Tech, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in New York ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.9%. 6,367 of City Tech students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Engineering Technologies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 984
New Jersey 285
Maryland 42
District of Columbia 15

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technology 671
Electronics Engineering Technology 598
Engineering-Related Fields 449
Computer Engineering Technology 413
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 367

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 15,888
Engineering 13,007
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 10,995
Mathematics & Statistics 4,685
Physical Sciences 4,649

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KUKA Systems GmbH.

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