Ann Arbor has a total population of 114,024 and a student population of 57,615. Of these students, 41,674 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is the largest engineering school in Ann Arbor, based on student population. In 2010, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor graduated approximately 387 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1,975 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Ann Arbor's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Ann Arbor's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,721 per year in instate tuition and $46,999 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,048 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Ann Arbor. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,914 per year, on average, for room and board at Ann Arbor-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,547.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ann Arbor, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 24,230 engineers in Michigan. Of these engineers, 960 were working in the greater Ann Arbor area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Ann Arbor will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Ann Arbor, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,560 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.