Bridgeport, CT (population: 136,604) has two engineering schools within its city limits. University of Bridgeport, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 5,103. It is the 680th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Connecticut (#1 is Wesleyan University). To learn more about engineering programs in Bridgeport, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at University of Bridgeport such as Larry Hmurcik, Elif Kongar, DR Li, Mark Waugh, and Linfeng Zhang.
Engineering students from Bridgeport schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area alone, there are ** employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $83,480. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $75,240/yr and there are 7,560 employed.
Bridgeport lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 18 out of every 1000 jobs in Bridgeport are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Bridgeport, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Bridgeport comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr) for engineering students, with Housatonic Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bridgeport|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||16.8 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||22.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||31.5 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||35.6 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.1 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||39.3 miles|