Jacksonville has a total population of 8,404 and a student population of 9,351. Of these students, 9,351 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Jacksonville State University is the largest engineering school in Jacksonville, based on student population. In 2010, Jacksonville State University graduated approximately 8 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Jacksonville's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Jacksonville's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,378 per year in instate tuition and $21,370 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,204 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,876.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,990 engineers in Alabama. Of these engineers, 60 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. The number of engineers in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Jacksonville is $83,180 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.