With an overall population of 55,515 and a student population of 12,156, approximately 12,156 of Jonesboro students attend one of Jonesboro's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Jonesboro, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 36 students graduated from the Engineering program at Arkansas State University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 91 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Jonesboro's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Jonesboro's engineering schools was $17,226 per year for instate students and $25,146 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Jonesboro. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,856 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,970.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jonesboro, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 49 engineers in Arkansas were working in the greater Jonesboro area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Jonesboro will 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 Jonesboro is $52,630 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.