Jackson has a general population of 36,316 and an overall student population of 10,161. Approximately 7,729 of Jackson's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Jackson's largest engineering school is Jackson Community College. In 2010, Jackson Community College graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Jackson in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,435 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jackson engineering schools was an average of $15,755 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,104 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,940 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,271.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Jackson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,820 engineers in Michigan. Of these engineers, 380 were working in the greater Jackson area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Jackson will increase by 1% 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 Jackson is $56,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.