If you are interested in pursuing engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 3 engineering schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo has a general population of 77,145 and an overall student population of 38,972. Approximately 37,959 of Kalamazoo's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Western Michigan University is the largest engineering school in Kalamazoo, based on student population. In 2010, Western Michigan University graduated approximately 75 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 359 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Kalamazoo's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Kalamazoo's engineering schools was $31,580 per year for instate students and $37,140 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,016 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,780 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,169.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 24,230 engineers in Michigan. Of these engineers, 910 were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. Kalamazoo's engineer workforce is projected to 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 Kalamazoo is $76,350 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.
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