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Old 06-11-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Not surprised. They put out grads with useful degrees. Better than some private places that put out liberal arts grads that can't find any jobs when they graudate
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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I went to FIT and got a job right after graduating, but I did also have around $120,000 in debt (just my BS, completed on time, and that isn't even counting the $50,000 scholarship I had).
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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I'm confused. An FIT undergrad engineering degree costs around $120,000. A UF or UCF undergrad engineering degree costs around $25,000. How is FIT a better value?
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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I'm confused. An FIT undergrad engineering degree costs around $120,000. A UF or UCF undergrad engineering degree costs around $25,000. How is FIT a better value?
Is that really true? Im not that knowledgeable about school prices these days, but I thought undergrad costs had gone up a lot more than that for public places like UF and UCF. Also, I can't remember if FIT is private or public
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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Also, I can't remember if FIT is private or public
FIT is private
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Is that really true? Im not that knowledgeable about school prices these days, but I thought undergrad costs had gone up a lot more than that for public places like UF and UCF. Also, I can't remember if FIT is private or public
FIT is private. I got the $120k from Becca8377. I got the UF numbers by multiplying the annual $6k-ish tuition by 4 (source: http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/basics/cost-of-attendance/)

For grad school, I was paying around $300/hr at UCF and my wife was paying around $1,100/hr at FIT for grad school.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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FIT is private. I got the $120k from Becca8377. I got the UF numbers by multiplying the annual $6k-ish tuition by 4 (source: http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/basics/cost-of-attendance/)

For grad school, I was paying around $300/hr at UCF and my wife was paying around $1,100/hr at FIT for grad school.
I do not have an engineering degree. My major was aviation management with flight - the flight portion added my total tuition to over $150,000
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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I'm confused. An FIT undergrad engineering degree costs around $120,000. A UF or UCF undergrad engineering degree costs around $25,000. How is FIT a better value?
Much like how a degree from any prestigious school usually trumps a less prestigious school. Attending an Ivy or Public Ivy pretty much always pays off better than attending a random state school. It's not just competitive for the pretty campuses and flattering school colors.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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Much like how a degree from any prestigious school usually trumps a less prestigious school. Attending an Ivy or Public Ivy pretty much always pays off better than attending a random state school. It's not just competitive for the pretty campuses and flattering school colors.
Um, that might be true for Harvard/Yale/Princeton etc. I'm not sure about FIT. UF has pretty good engineering programs and UCF isn't far behind. Also, UF is considered a "public Ivy"

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