With an overall population of 260,283 and a student population of 19,599, approximately 17,276 of Anchorage students attend one of Anchorage's schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Alaska Anchorage is the largest engineering school in Anchorage, based on student population. Approximately 41 students graduated in 2010 from University of Alaska Anchorage with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 114 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Anchorage's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,604 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Anchorage engineering schools was an average of $26,504 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,154 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Anchorage, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 engineers in Alaska were working in the greater Anchorage area. Anchorage's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Anchorage, you can expect to make an average salary of $87,910 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.