The Economist shows Engineering, CS and Math Degrees give the highest financial return on investment
New Computer Engineering Degrees Approved
The Utah Board of Regents has approved the addition of a Computer Engineering BS and also a Computer Engineering MS at Weber State.
These two new programs will begin Spring 2016. Dr. Justin Jackson will be the BS advisor and Dr. Fon Brown will be the MS advisor.
Course requirements will be online soon.
Outstanding Graduates Announced for 2014-2015
1. Connor Bell - Pre-Engineering
2. Michael Petersen - Electrical Engineering
Congratulations Connor and Michael!
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Here's a shocker: Nine out of the 10 highest-paying college majors are in engineering fields.
The top-paying degree is petroleum engineering, according to a new report from The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
The report, which used 2013 Census data, found that workers who graduated with this degree made a median annual salary of $136,000 each year.
The second-highest — pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical administration — is the only major among the top 10 that doesn't have anything to do with engineering. Those graduates earned $113,000 annually.
The report analyzed annual wages for 137 college majors. It found that after a year, the salary difference between the highest- and lowest-paying major is $97,000. Over the course of a lifetime, it's a difference of $3.4 million.
While engineering majors are the highest paid, business management and administration is the most common major, making up 8% of all college-educated workers. Business majors, combined with science, technology, engineering and math majors -- the so-called STEM fields -- account for 46% of all college graduates.
And these days, you find fewer people majoring in something your grandfather would say won't get you a job. The report said that four out of five college graduates majored in a career-focused field.
Read the full top 10 list below.
|Rank||Major||Median Annual Wages (age 25-59)|
|4||Mining and Mineral Engineering||$97,000|
|10||Geological and Geophysical Engineering||$87,000|
Electronics Engineering is now Electrical Engineering (EE)
The name change for our Electronics Engineering program has been approved to be known as Electrical Engineering beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. This change should alleviate confusion between the two names for students and employers, and make our program at Weber State consistent with other major universities.