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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

5 Colleges
797 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,091 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England 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, 797 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

For this year's Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering tech. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent engineering technologies programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the engineering technologies program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

Check out the engineering tech programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine tops the 2021 list of our schools in the New England Region that are best for non-traditional engineering technologies students. UMaine is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Orono. UMaine also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region list, coming in at #1.

About 5.7% of UMaine students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,773 students at UMaine that take at least one class online. 2,475 students are part time. UMaine does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. WIT not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region list.

The student loan default rate at WIT is lower than is typical, just 3.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 307 students at WIT that take at least one class online. There are roughly 511 part time students in attendance at WIT. WIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Central Connecticut State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. CCSU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of New Britain. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CCSU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at CCSU is lower than is typical, just 6.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 716 students take at least one class online at CCSU. There are roughly 3,655 part time students in attendance at CCSU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best engineering technologies schools for non-traditional students. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Fitchburg. Fitchburg State also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region list, coming in at #4.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.5%. There are approximately 3,784 students at Fitchburg State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,504 part time students in attendance at Fitchburg State. Fitchburg State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Southern Maine earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Southern Maine is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Portland. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Southern Maine has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the New England Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Southern Maine is lower than is typical, just 6.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,393 students take at least one class online at University of Southern Maine. There are roughly 3,433 part time students in attendance at University of Southern Maine. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Engineering Technologies Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students engineering technologies colleges for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 52
Maine 142
Rhode Island 82
Massachusetts 246
New Hampshire 122
Connecticut 153

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Engineering Technology (Other) 322
Mechanical Engineering Technology 257
Electronics Engineering Technology 255
Engineering-Related Fields 240
Computer Engineering Technology 148

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Majors Similar to Engineering Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 13,791
Computer & Information Sciences 11,592
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 11,297
Mathematics & Statistics 4,476
Physical Sciences 3,212

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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.
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