With an overall population of 58,748 and a student population of 20,408, approximately 5,183 of Marietta students attend one of Marietta's schools that offer engineering programs.
Southern Polytechnic State University is the largest engineering school in Marietta, based on student population. Approximately 50 students graduated in 2010 from Southern Polytechnic State University with credentials in engineering.
A total of 92 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Marietta in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Marietta's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,448 per year in instate tuition and $25,944 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Marietta. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,350 per year, on average, for room and board at Marietta-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,298.
If you plan on staying in Marietta after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Marietta, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. There were 3,950 engineers working in Georgia and 3,850 working in the greater Marietta area in 2010. The government projects that the number of engineers in Marietta will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Marietta is $69,000 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.