With an overall population of 13,154 and a student population of 2,007, approximately 2,007 of Camden students attend one of Camden's schools that offer engineering programs.
Camden's largest engineering school is Southern Arkansas University Tech. In 2010, Southern Arkansas University Tech graduated approximately 18 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with an engineering degree in Camden. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,255 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Camden engineering schools was an average of $12,575 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $825 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Camden-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $2,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,005.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Camden, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,150 engineers in Arkansas, 130 were working in the greater Camden area. Camden's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Camden is $65,730 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.