Houghton has a general population of 7,010 and an overall student population of 7,136. Approximately 7,136 of Houghton's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Houghton, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Michigan Technological University. Approximately 270 students graduated in 2010 from Michigan Technological University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 668 students graduated with an engineering degree in Houghton. Tuition in 2009 at Houghton's engineering schools was $23,093 per year for instate students and $35,363 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,121 per year, on average, for room and board at Houghton-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Houghton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 24,230 engineers in Michigan, 310 were working in the greater Houghton area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Houghton will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Houghton is $60,990 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.