With an overall population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088, approximately 4,353 of Birmingham students attend one of Birmingham's schools that offer electrical engineering programs.
Of the 1 electrical engineering schools in Birmingham, the largest electrical engineering school, by student population, is Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Electrical Engineering program at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in electrical engineering from electrical engineering schools in Birmingham in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Birmingham's electrical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,200 per year in instate tuition and $13,330 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a electrical engineering program in Birmingham. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,200.
If you decide to work as an electrical engineer in Birmingham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,620 electrical engineers in Alabama. Of these electrical engineers, 80 were working in the greater Birmingham area. The number of electrical engineers in Birmingham is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for electrical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an electrical engineer in Birmingham is $73,340 per year, which is higher than the average for electrical engineers state-wide.