Tucson has a total population of 486,699 and a student population of 77,749. Of these students, 38,767 are enrolled in schools that offer electrical engineering programs.
The largest electrical engineering school in Tucson, by student population, is University of Arizona. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 65 students from its electrical engineering program.
In 2010, 103 students graduated with an electrical engineering degree from one of Tucson's electrical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,519 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tucson electrical engineering schools was an average of $35,928 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for electrical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Tucson-based electrical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
Many electrical engineering graduates choose to work as electrical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tucson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,740 electrical engineers in Arizona. Of these electrical engineers, 1,580 were working in the greater Tucson area. The number of electrical engineers in Tucson is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for electrical engineers.
As an electrical engineer in Tucson, you can expect to make an average salary of $93,040 per year. This is higher than the average salary for electrical engineers in the state.