With an overall population of 486,699 and a student population of 77,749, approximately 38,767 of Tucson students attend one of Tucson's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Tucson, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Arizona. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 98 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 490 students graduated with an engineering degree in Tucson. 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 engineering schools was an average of $35,928 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Tucson-based 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.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Tucson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,750 engineers in Arizona. Of these engineers, 890 were working in the greater Tucson area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 2% in Tucson. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Tucson is $83,580 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.