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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region

4 Colleges
812 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,972 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains RegionEngineering Technologies is the #24 most popular major in the country with 19,475 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 812 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 4 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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2021 Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Best Engineering Technologies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Weber State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's engineering technologies ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large student population. WSU also made our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. There are approximately 6,899 students at WSU that take at least one class online. 16,473 of WSU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Metropolitan State University of Denver as the #2 school in this year's rankings. MSU Denver is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denver. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MSU Denver, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

About 7.7% of MSU Denver students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,499 students at MSU Denver that take at least one class online. 7,010 of MSU Denver students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Montana State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college with a large student population. MSU Bozeman did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

About 5.3% of MSU Bozeman students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,235 students take at least one class online at MSU Bozeman. 3,729 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Utah University. Located in the remote town of Cedar City, Southern Utah University is a public school with a large student population. Southern Utah University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

The student loan default rate at Southern Utah University is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,055 students at Southern Utah University that take at least one class online. About 3,162 of the students at Southern Utah University are attending part time. Southern Utah University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 322
Idaho 152
Utah 248
Montana 90

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technology 232
Construction Engineering Technology 221
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 155
Engineering-Related Fields 151
Industrial Production Technology 147

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 9,696
Engineering 8,788
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6,840
Physical Sciences 2,216
Natural Resources & Conservation 1,766

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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