Fayetteville has a general population of 58,047 and an overall student population of 20,000. Approximately 19,849 of Fayetteville's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Arkansas is the largest engineering school in Fayetteville, based on student population. Approximately 210 students graduated in 2010 from University of Arkansas with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 474 students graduated with an engineering degree in Fayetteville. Tuition in 2009 at Fayetteville's engineering schools was $18,241 per year for instate students and $27,118 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,082 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fayetteville after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Fayetteville, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 1,530 engineers in Arkansas, 410 were working in the greater Fayetteville area. The number of engineers in Fayetteville is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Fayetteville is $59,690 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.