Tuscaloosa has a general population of 77,906 and an overall student population of 35,548. Approximately 28,699 of Tuscaloosa's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Tuscaloosa, by student population, is The University of Alabama. In 2010, The University of Alabama graduated approximately 96 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 302 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Tuscaloosa's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,565 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tuscaloosa engineering schools was an average of $33,765 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,894 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,560 engineers in Alabama, 200 were working in the greater Tuscaloosa area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Tuscaloosa. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Tuscaloosa, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,070 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.