Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has two engineering schools within its city limits. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 4,961. It is the 1131st highest ranked school in the USA and the 54th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about engineering programs in Worcester, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute such as Shela Aboud, Wael Al-Kouz, Leonard Albano, Andreas Alexandrou, Diran Apelian, and Ali Atahan.
Engineering students from Worcester 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.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Worcester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Worcester Polytechnic Institute comes out as the most expensive ($32,337/yr) for engineering students, with Quinsigamond Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,537/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|