The demand for trained engineers across a variety of disciplines is high. Therefore, the country needs post-secondary institutions to train future engineers at a rate that keeps up with demand. An integral part of establishing new campuses for engineering programs is understanding graduation trends.
“In a time when the United States is making a conscious effort to focus on STEM education, the demand for engineers will continue to increase. We have also seen a rise in companies that need qualified engineering talent from well-developed programs,” said Josh Bays, Principal, Site Selection Group.
Site Selection Group, a full service location advisory firm, identified the metro areas that experienced the greatest growth in engineering graduates from 2013-2014.
Top 15 Metro Areas with Highest Growth of Engineering Graduates
|MSA||Absolute Change||% Change|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||405||5.7%|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||262||4.1%|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||242||7.8%|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||205||12.4%|
|State College, PA||203||10.2%|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||178||15.0%|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||167||31.0%|
|Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI||133||15.1%|