With an overall population of 158,625 and a student population of 92,920, approximately 68,064 of Tempe students attend one of Tempe's schools that offer engineering programs.
Arizona State University is the largest engineering school in Tempe, based on student population. Approximately 153 students graduated in 2010 from Arizona State University with credentials in engineering.
A total of 799 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Tempe in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tempe's engineering schools was $20,290 per year for instate students and $33,075 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,270 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,210 per year, on average, for room and board at Tempe-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,210.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Tempe, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,320 engineers in Arizona. Of these engineers, 3,620 were working in the greater Tempe area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 1% in Tempe. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Tempe is $50,160 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.