Rochester has a general population of 10,467 and an overall student population of 19,810. Approximately 18,918 of Rochester's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Rochester's largest engineering school is Oakland University. In 2010, approximately 92 students graduated from the Engineering program at Oakland University.
A total of 142 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Rochester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,262 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rochester engineering schools was an average of $30,977 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,107 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Rochester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board at Rochester-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rochester, your job prospects are not very good. There were 24,230 engineers working in Michigan and 14,680 working in the greater Rochester area in 2010. Rochester'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.
As an engineer in Rochester, you can expect to make an average salary of $88,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.