With an overall population of 4,022 and a student population of 7,241, approximately 7,241 of Thatcher students attend one of Thatcher's schools that offer engineering programs.
Eastern Arizona College is the largest engineering school in Thatcher, based on student population. In 2010, Eastern Arizona College graduated approximately 0 students from its engineering program.
Tuition in 2009 at Thatcher's engineering schools was $11,538 per year for instate students and $18,138 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $885 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Thatcher. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,075 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,049.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Thatcher, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,900 engineers working in Arizona and 120 working in the greater Thatcher area in 2010. The number of engineers in Thatcher is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Thatcher, you can expect to make an average salary of $119,260 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.