Online Engineering Schools in North Dakota
North Dakota (ND) is a state rich in history, replete with stories of both Native Americans and western settlers. It is famous for its bison heritage as seen in the mascot for North Dakota State University (NDSU) as well as the huge bison statue and museum that can be visited in Jamestown. Other attractions include the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the famous city of Medora. The economy of North Dakota has been booming since the discovery of huge oil reserves, hence the low unemployment rate. North Dakota is also well known for its engineering education and offers many online engineering degrees.
Engineering covers more than eighteen subfields and the mean wages in the Roughrider State range from $69,000 to upwards of $101,000 (Bureau of Labor and Statistics, May 2016). Additionally, ND-based job openings are projected to increase substantially in several engineering subfields between 2014 and 2024 (Projections Central 2017), with the largest expected increases in the fields of civil engineering (16 percent); electrical engineering (14 percent); and industrial engineering (12 percent). Notably, all of these figures are more robust than the average growth expected across all fields nationally in the same decade (7 percent).
Fortunately, there are many online engineering programs available in North Dakota and nearby states for aspiring professionals in this discipline. This guide explores several of the accredited online engineering programs in North Dakota, including profiles of three outstanding engineering professors, admissions and accreditation information, and what to consider prior to enrolling.