When it comes to engineering degrees. how much does it matter from where you obtain the degree?
My mother and I got into an argument about this the other night--she's set on sending me to Yale or Harvard, even though we can't afford it, because she thinks I won't get a job otherwise. I'm currently studying EET at a local community college which also offers a BA in EE, but I'm not sure if I want to pursue that yet.
The unfortunate truth is that Ivy League does have a lot of cachet, and the connections you make there do pay off. However you have to get in first... how does your mom know you'll get in?
Just do your two years at CC and transfer to the best in-state school you can.
not really. sometimes even the ivy schools are a bunch of idiots. look at yale right now for example. you're better off going to a decent school that you can pay for (better if you can get others to pay YOU to go). the other is to make sure you get a high gpa, because some people care about that for your first job and it's easier to get back into grad school later in life
the 2+2 method you're doing is a perfectly sound way to get a EE degree
This. Especially with ABET making sure everyone's teaching the basics, the only real difference is getting seen by recruiters and having the opportunity to do internships or projects.
I went to my hometown state school (ranked around 100) and got an $80k job in my dream field within 6 months. Your school ranking is much more important in pure math/science, business, etc than in engineering.
It depends where you want to work and what you want to do there.
You can get a job at any Fortune 500 company that does engineering without going to an Ivy League school, or even one of the big names mentioned here >>1057088 .
Will it be some kind of Chief Technology Officer position straight out of college? No. But you'll get a job.
Fuck debt. You'll pay it off easily. Go to the most prestigious school you can so that you can befriend the kid who's dad is a Fortune 50 CEO and will get you a guaranteed job paying $100k immediately after graduation.
Wouldn't this be somewhat misleading because generally more selective schools cost more, which means you'll make more money but just have the same percentage of return.
Like spending $5 and making $10 is a 100% return, but I wouldn't compare it to spending $500 and making a $1000 return.
same as this guy
ABET and a strong corporate presence at the school are key
it's the information age, you're not really going to learn secret knowledge you wouldn't elsewhere in your undergraduate education
But that's highly individualized, and if you take average statistics, then results would be skewed for schools that have a higher amount of poor people, or a higher amount of rich people. It's safe to assume they didn't incorporate that into their measurement.