Allendale has a general population of 11,555 and an overall student population of 24,408. Approximately 24,408 of Allendale's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Grand Valley State University is the largest engineering school in Allendale, based on student population. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated approximately 78 students from its engineering program.
A total of 78 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Allendale in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Allendale's engineering schools was $19,480 per year for instate students and $23,794 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board at Allendale-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
If you plan on staying in Allendale after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Allendale, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 38 engineers in Michigan were working in the greater Allendale area. Allendale's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Allendale is $72,800 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.