With an overall population of 158,216 and a student population of 11,861, approximately 7,681 of Huntsville students attend one of Huntsville's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Huntsville, by student population, is University of Alabama in Huntsville. In 2010, approximately 112 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of Alabama in Huntsville.
A total of 335 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Huntsville in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Huntsville's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,217 per year in instate tuition and $28,335 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,542 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,208 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. There were 3,990 engineers working in Alabama and 1,340 working in the greater Huntsville area in 2010. The number of engineers in Huntsville is expected to increase by 16% 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 Huntsville is $85,010 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.