East Lansing has a general population of 46,525 and an overall student population of 47,344. Approximately 47,071 of East Lansing's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
East Lansing's largest engineering school is Michigan State University. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated approximately 143 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 455 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of East Lansing's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at East Lansing's engineering schools was $20,994 per year for instate students and $37,457 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $962 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,394 per year, on average, for room and board at East Lansing-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in East Lansing, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 60 engineers in Michigan were working in the greater East Lansing area. East Lansing's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in East Lansing is $73,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.