Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has four engineering schools within its city limits. Wentworth Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 3,808. It is the 398th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about engineering programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at Wentworth Institute of Technology such as Leonard Anderson, George Ash, Harry Avakian, Salah Badjou, Regina Berkman, and David Birkett.
Engineering students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 760 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $105,600. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $83,230/yr and there are 44,220 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 26.228 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0.452/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 4 engineering schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Suffolk University comes out as the most expensive ($29,268/yr) for engineering students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|