Fairfield Among Best in the Country for STEM Education
Fairfield University’s science and engineering programs have been named sixth among the “25 Great Colleges for Good Science Students” by TIME’s Money Magazine.
The ranking includes information from PayScale.com’s College Salary Report, which included Fairfield as one of the top schools in the country who’s early-career alumni working in science and technology earn $50,000 a year or more. PayScale.com also puts Fairfield in the top three in Connecticut for salary potential, behind only Yale and Wesleyan. The salary mention reinforces a 2015 ranking from SmartAsset, which named Fairfield the top college and university in Connecticut when it came to the average starting salary of graduates.
“When I came to Fairfield three years ago, I saw so much potential to be part of a higher education engineering community driven to solve problems in service to society,” said Bruce Berdanier, PhD, dean of the School of Engineering. “The work that we have done in collaboration with the math and science departments in the College of Arts and Sciences is at the beginning of a wonderful growth cycle. We expect many great accomplishments with our students as we continue to grow and mature.”
The ranking comes on the heels of a number of notable accomplishments and initiatives for Fairfield. USA Today ranked the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies among the nation’s 10 best schools to earn a degree in nursing. The School of Engineering recently launched a new 5th-year option for a BS/MS dual degree in management of technology (MOT), targeted towards engineering students who want to work at the interface of technology and business, and a new working partnership with SERVO-ROBOT, a global industry leader in robotic automated manufacturing, to study artificial intelligence.