Fairbanks has a total population of 30,224 and a student population of 9,137. Of these students, 9,137 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Fairbanks, by student population, is University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 85 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Fairbanks in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,742 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairbanks engineering schools was an average of $25,822 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Fairbanks. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,308.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Fairbanks, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 700 engineers in Alaska. Of these engineers, 210 were working in the greater Fairbanks area. The number of engineers in Fairbanks is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Fairbanks is $80,350 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.